Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti

tour-guidato-sienaPrice: € 60;
Season: from November 1st 2011 until March 31st 2012 everyday except Thursday and Saturday; from April 1st 2012 until October 31st 2012 everyday;
Departure: 8.45 am (you should arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time);
End of the tour: around 7.30 pm;
Included: GT Bus, Expert multilingual escort, English speaking guide in Siena, Free visit of San Gimignano, Free visit of Monteriggioni, Visit of a winery, Light wine tasting accompanied by typical tuscan appetizers, pick up at the hotel on request;
Important: children under 2 years of age are free of charge and children aged between 2 and 12 have a 50% reduction;

Driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful hills of Chianti we will first reach San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating medieval town declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO and famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia.

The visit is free for independent sightseeing. You will have time to wind your way through the narrow streets and to admire the relaxing landscape surrounding the village.

Our day will continue to Siena, the Medieval town with the suggestive Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio and for being one of the most splendid examples of Gothic civil architecture in the world. Here stands the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its tower Torre del Mangia. We will continue on the direction of the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style.

We will then proceed to Monteriggioni, a medieval town which conforms almost perfectly to the archetypal mental image that most of us have of a medieval village. The town walls and towers are almost intact, and the view from downhill is quiet astonishing.

In the afternoon we will move to the Chianti area with its impressive picture-postcard landscape and in a famous wine estate you will taste the best Chianti red wine along with home-made snacks. Possibility of buying wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese and aromatic herbs at advantageous prices (deliveries almost all over the world).