Join us for this beautiful tour of the three most famous medieval Medieval villages in Tuscany; Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano with your local tour leader and fall in love with the beauty of this fantastic land.
Meet your group at 8:45 outside the Tour Provider's office, and travel in the comfort of an 8 seat minivan towards Monteriggioni, a 13th-century medieval town which was the stage for the famous movie "The Gladiator". Here you will be able to admire the beautiful views of the area and the Tuscan countryside from the ancient walls or explore the small shops selling the local handicrafts. During the trip, learn from your tour leader exciting facts about Tuscany, its popular products, local food and historical facts about the region and the village.
We then go on to visit the historic city of Siena, where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the cathedral and the old palace in Piazza del Campo. Best known as the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. After an orientation walk with your guide, you will be left free to explore the town. Here, you can sit in one of the many cafes to relax or discover the hidden streets of this magical town.
We continue towards San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany also known as the "Manhattan of Tuscany" due to the many towers. On the way to the village, our guide will give you maps and the best places to visit. You will have free time to wander through the narrow streets and check out the local shops selling the Tuscan delicacies. San Gimignano is also the place where the world champion gelato maker is based, enjoy the view with some of Italy's finest gelato!
The tour will continue through the rolling hills of the Chianti Region for you to admire the many vineyards, olive trees, cypresses and everything that makes this land a dream place. We will finally stop in a local winery surrounded by vines, flowers and olive groves for wine and olive oil tasting. At the winery, you will taste up to four kinds of wines, including the famous Chianti Classico wine and Chianti Classico Riserva.
We aim to have you back to Florence by 6:30 pm at the latest.
- Our team is made of local tour leaders. All information and maps about the villages will be provided during the journey to reach the towns. In each town, you will have free time to walk around at your own leisure.
- Tour guaranteed with a min 4 people - Max 16
- Organise with your guide in the morning the optional lunch of traditional Tuscan dishes for only € 15.00