After a lovely drive through the beautiful Tuscany countryside, we arrive at the magnificent medieval town of Siena. Our expert guides will take us for a guided walk through the narrow ancient streets, sharing with us their knowledge and expertise, enhancing our experience together, before we view one of the most impressive medieval squares in Europe: Piazza del Campo, in the shell shape of an ancient theatre. Siena has one of the most impressive Cathedrals in Tuscany and is also home to the famous Music Academy – Accademia Chigiana. After some free time for lunch (why not sit at one of the open-air restaurants on the fascinating Campo square) we continue our journey through the Chianti countryside, along beautiful hills covered with vineyards and olive-groves. Here a chance for a beautiful panoramic picture of Tuscany and the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni before we arrive at the village of the fair towers: San Gimignano. Here you see the old medieval towers, you have time to take a look at the colorful pottery shops or have a taste of the best gelato, on the spot where the famous movie “Tea with Mussolini” was filmed. Here you’ll also have the chance to visit, the little history museum of San Gimignano which hosts the perfect tower reproduction/models of the 14th century. At the end we'll visit a famouse Cantina/wine cellar where the winemaker will guide you for the sampling of the unique Chianti white wine Vernaccia, made only in S. Gimignano, Chianti Classico DOCG, special Extra-Virgin olive oil tasting, bruschetta and pecorino cheese.
Dates & Times: Every Thursday and Sunday (8'30 am – 7'30 pm)
Weather: This tour runs rain or shine
The Price Includes: Expert Tour leader, Expert Tour guide in Siena, air conditioned Bus transport, free visit of S.Gimignano, tasting of Chianti DOCG Red wine and the famous Chianti white wine "Vernaccia" of san Gimignano, tasting of extra virgin olive oil.
Meeting Point: Central location in Lucca. More details will be provided after booking
*We do not suggest the tour for people with walking difficulties.
** Sundays the tour start with visit of S. Gimignano first.
*** In the low season this tour runs only as private upon request. Please contact us for details and prices.