Visit two highlights of Tuscany, the charming cities of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, on an action-packed day trip from Florence. After traveling through the gorgeous Chianti countryside, visit the old town of Siena with its historic city centre. Learn about Siena’s famous 'contrades' neighborhoods on a visit to one of the city's contrada museums, and then head to San Gimignano. Round out your day by visiting ancient cellars and sampling delicious local wine and snacks with a stop in a typical winery and then in the Chianti area.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: San Gimignano 1300, San Gimignano, TuscanyChianti Hill Top medieval Village, famous also for its towersDuration: 1 hourStop At: Piazza del Campo, Siena, TuscanyGuided tour of the historic center, starting from its most beautiful square, Piazza del Campo, of which the Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall) is the focal point and a pleasant walk through the narrow medieval streets of the city, flanked by splendid palaces and historic shopsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Il Palio, Siena, TuscanyThe “Contrade” (districts into which the city is divided) are the real core of local social life, where inhabitants of each district compete with each other, as they devote themselves to the preparation of the famous Palio horse-race. The Museum of a ”Contrada”, as well as its Oratory, is therefore the heart of the district. It is an intimate and secret place containing historical documents and wonderful relics of the famous Palio, as well as magnificent works of art, which are normally not disclosed to the publicDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Siena Cathedral, Siena, TuscanyThe spectacular Cathedral of the 12th century, of which we can admire the magnificent architecture and the splendor of the polychrome marbles. Interior visit depending on the selected option.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni, TuscanyThe charming historical hamlet of Monteriggioni, an amazing small medieval village enclosed by its famous walls, which remained standing to this dayDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni, TuscanyThen crossing the gently Chianti rolling hills, we will arrive to a cozy Winery, where taste four fantastic wines and sampling balsamic vinegar and “zero food miles” products , to end this memorable experience in the heart of Tuscany with delicious Tuscan flavorsDuration: 1 hour