HIGHLIGHTS OF THE: Livorno Shore Excursion to Volterra and San Gimignano Tuscany Medieval Villages with Chianti Wine Tasting
- Admire the medieval Manhattan of Tuscany: S. Gimignano with its Towers
- Visit the ancient Etruscan village of Volterra perched on the top of the hill
- A stop in a Wine Estate to taste Chianti classic riserva Wine
- Enjoy an unforgettable panoramic drive through the Tuscan Hills
We’ll reach San Gimignano, one of the most famous Tuscan hamlets, renowned for its ancient towers that form a picturesque skyline. In about 2 hours you can enjoy a pleasant walk in the typical tiny medieval streets. Entering from the main gate – Porta S. Giovanni- you can discover the two main squares. Piazza della Cisterna and the Collegiata square. This is where all the pilgrims used to stop and where the merchants exchanged their goods in the medieval times.
After the visit of S. Gimignano, we’ll then head toward a typical Chianti wine estate where you’ll have a chance to taste some of the best Chianti classico riserva wines combined with bruschetta, salami and cheese, surrounded by the beauty of the sweet Tuscan hills.
After this joyful and tasty stop, we’ll follow to Volterra village which is even older than the previous one. In fact, this village bears important witnesses to its Etruscan foundation and it can also boast elegant and beautiful Medieval buildings, as well as Roman remains in the surroundings. Perched high up on a hill top, the town offers a spectacular view of olive groves and vineyards. Volterra is famous for the Alabaster stone: similar to the marble, but much more transparent. In fact the cathedral has alabaster instead of windows. Here you can discover how the alabaster is worked in one of the big craftsmen studios.
This tour will let you head back in time but no worries: you’ll be on ‘present’ time to Livorno port as prearranged.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Pick up and Drop off Place: At disembark of your Cruise ship in Livorno Port
Length of the Tour: 8-9 hours approx. (as private tour the time is flexible)
Departure Time: You can request any start time you’d like (we suggest between 8:00 – 8:30 am)
What is included: luxury minivan transport, English speaking driver, Chianti wine tasting with light lunch (bruschetta, pecorino cheese, salami)
THINGS TO NOTE:
** Bookings made 72 hours before the tour are considered valid only if re-confirmed and authorized.
Our Shore excursions can be personalized. The order on which the towns above-mentioned could be visited is not compulsory. Please, tell us if you want to include something more.
** Please note that the driver/tour leader will provide general introduction and information. He is not allowed to guide inside a city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.