Welcome to Central Tuscany


This privileged pocket of the country has maintained a high tourist profile ever since the Middle Ages, when Christian pilgrims followed the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome. Towns on the route catered to the needs of these pilgrims and prospered as a result. Today not a lot has changed: tourism is the major industry, closely followed by wine and olive-oil production, and travellers are thick on the ground.

Come here for art, for Unesco-recognised architecture and landscapes, and for gastronomy. But most of all, come here for enchantment.


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$160.99 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tasting Tour from Siena

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productMeet at the starting point for Tuscan Escapes toursPass By: Tuscan Escapes - Day Tours, Siena, TuscanyVisit to the medieval AbbeyDuration: 20 minutesLocation: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, TuscanyLeisure time in the hill town of MontalcinoDuration: 40 minutesLocation: Fortezza di Montalcino, Montalcino, Tuscany

$34.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tuscan Escapes - Day Tours, Siena, TuscanyMeeting point for Tuscan Escapes toursStop At: Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, Siena, TuscanyVisit the church interiors and see saint Catherines relicsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Siena, TuscanyView the palace exteriorDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Piazza del Campo, Siena, TuscanySee the famous Piazza and learn about the Palio horse race that is held hereDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Siena Cathedral, Siena, TuscanyVisit the Duomo interior with your guideDuration: 40 minutes

$48.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Siena to San Gimignano and Chianti Wine Tasting Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rocca di Castellina, Castellina In Chianti, TuscanyFree time in Castellina in Chianti Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta - Duomo di San Gimignano, San Gimignano, TuscanyFree time in San GimignanoStop At: Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, TuscanyFree time in San GimignanoDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, TuscanyFree time in San GimignanoDuration: 1 hourStop At: Chianti Road, TuscanyWine tasting in a winery close to San GimignanoDuration: 1 hour

$160.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Montepulciano and Pienza Day Trip from Siena

Meet your friendly guide in central Siena and head out of town in a comfortable minivan on one of Tuscany's panoramic roads, passing through the characteristic clay hills known as the Crete Senesi. Arrive first in the beautiful town of Pienza, which was entirely planned out by Pope Pius II, the humanist pope, to be the ideal Renaissance town. Pienza is rightly considered the gem of the Val d’Orcia region; the town and the entire Val d’Orcia are World Heritage Sites. You'll have time to spend at leisure here, so make the most of it by shopping or exploring the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure. As you leave Pienza, enjoy the fantastic views of Tuscany’s famous picture-perfect scenery.Your next stop is a local dairy farm, where you’ll feast on a wholesome and refreshing lunch (included) of fresh ingredients mostly produced on the farm. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Italy’s salty Pecorino cheese, hear about the cheese-making process, visit the farm’s animals and learn about the lifestyle of the area. In the afternoon, travel to Montepulciano, one of Tuscany’s biggest hill towns, located on a steep hill overlooking the amazing landscape of the Tuscany-Umbria border. With your guide, take a short walk around town to see the Piazza Grande at the top of the hill. You’ll then have free time to visit the town’s many stores, palaces or churches. On request, visit a winery to enjoy a tasting of Montepulciano’s renowned wine and tour the wine cellars before your relaxing ride back to Siena.

$114.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Siena Vespa Tour and Chianti Winery Lunch and Wine Tasting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rocca di Castellina, Castellina In Chianti, TuscanyFree time in Castellina in Chianti Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Poggio Amorelli, Castellina In Chianti, TuscanyLunch and wine tastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni, TuscanyFree time in Monteriggioni castleDuration: 45 minutesPass By: Castello di Radda, Radda in Chianti, TuscanySee Radda in Chianti during your ride

$160.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group San Gimignano and Volterra Day Trip from Siena

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tuscan Escapes - Day Tours, Siena, TuscanyMeet at the starting point for Tuscan Escapes toursStop At: Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni, TuscanyVisit of the medieval fortress with leisure timeDuration: 20 minutesStop At: San Gimignano 1300, San Gimignano, TuscanyVisit to the famous medieval hill town of towers and leisure time in town.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo), Volterra, Province of Pisa, TuscanyVisit to the hill town of Volterra and leisure timeDuration: 1 hour