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A day in Siena and San Gimignano - Private Tour from Florence

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the historical city of Siena and the charming hill town of San Gimignano with a guide
  • Siena and San Gimignano are considered the cultural and artistic hubs of Tuscany
  • A visit to Monteriggioni, a picturesque medieval fortified village on a hillock
  • Enjoy a personalized guided tour with an English-speaking driver-cum-guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off service in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    8 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0830h (08:30am), 0900h (09:00am), 0930h (09:30am), 1000h (10:00am)
    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your centrally located hotel in Florence. (Please mention your hotel and its address at the time of booking . Alternatively, contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour and give him these details. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Florence).

    Ending Point

    You will be returned to your hotel in Florence

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy an intimate private tour of Siena, San Gimignano & enchanting Monteriggioni on a tour of these fascinating Italian hill towns. Admire the countryside of the Chianti region, with the ever changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees.

    In Siena, see the magnificent Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful Squares of Europe. Visit the famed medieval skyscrapers of San Gimignano and explore the fortress of Monterriggioni, surrounded by the picturesque Tuscan countryside.

    Itinerary

    In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Florence. Accompanied by an English-speaking driver-cum-guide, you will be taken to the Medieval hill towns and the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. It will take you about 1 hour 15 minutes to reach the medieval hill towns in Tuscany.

    You will visit the following sites:

    Siena: Siena is about 77 kilometres from Florence. It is a historical city in Tuscany and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Siena’s famous cathedral, Duomo, one of the greatest examples of Italian Romanesque architecture. The construction of the cathedral begun in the 12th century and its main façade was completed in 1380. You will come across some well preserved Renaissance frescoes and various other world by Senese masters. Proceed to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares. This open site was an erstwhile market place established before the 13th century. The Piazza houses Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall) and Torre del Mangia famous for hosting the Palio horse race. The city has a number of churches and medieval buildings.

    San Gimignano: It is a charming hill town that has preserved its medieval appearance more completely than any other Tuscan town. The town stands about 334 metres above the sea level on the site of a small Etruscan settlement dating from the third to second BC. The town is renowned for its numerous towers and provide pone of the most remarkable sights in Italy. You could take a walk along the 13th century walls and enjoy fine views of the rich agricultural farmland that surrounds the town.

    Monteriggioni: It is a beautifully preserved medieval fortified village, built on a hillock. You will see a circle of walls, dating from the 13th century, are the largest of its kind in Tuscany. As you explore the area, you will come across quaint houses, a pretty Romanesque church facing the piazza and a small public garden. There are other private gardens inside the walls.

    After exploring the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Florence.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Private transport (Mercedes or vehicle of similar make for 8 people)
    • Guide available in English, German, French languages (Spanish & Italian languages on request)

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.

    Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.