Florence: The Tuscan Jewels (Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano & Pisa) Full Day Tour
- 11 Hours
- 11 Hours
- On request
Through the typical Tuscan countryside we reach Siena, a splendid medieval city known for its artistic treasures, which have been recognized by the UNESCO as a "heritage of the humanity". Once in Siena, we will visit the famous Piazza del Campo, with its particular "shell" shape. Here is the Palazzo Comunale, flanked by the tall Torre del Mangia, and where every year the famous "Palio" takes place. Here you will have free time where you can explore the Cathedral or admire the splendid buildings and churches along the narrow lively streets. From Siena we will take a panoramic road through the heart of the Chianti territory on our way to the ancient fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni, a small jewel built during the thirteenth century. Here you will take a walk within the restricted perimeter of the surrounding walls and discover a beautiful corner of Tuscany still suspended in the Middle Ages. Your next stop is lunch, followed by a guided tasting of a selection of fine Chianti and Vernaccia wines, managed with passion and expertise by the owner of the farm. After lunch we leave for San Gimignano, famous for the still intact medieval town planning with beautiful towers. This town is also known for the "Vernaccia" wine produced here. A stroll in the town centre means discovering true jewels of art, among which Piazza della Cisterna, the Dome, Palazzo del Podesta and the Church of Sant' Agostino. Your next stop is the famous town of Pisa, which is waiting for us with the sparkling sight of Piazza dei Miracoli, another UNESCO world heritage site. The famous "Leaning Tower", the magnificent Baptistery, the stunning Cathedral, and the Monumental Graveyard, are all expressions of the Romanesque architecture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
Duration: 11 Hours
Departs: 8:30 a.m. - Returns: 7:30 p.m.