HIGHLIGHTS OF THE: Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Countryside Private Tour
1. Explore the enchanting city of the Palio, Siena
2. Visit of San Gimignano: the Medieval ‘Manhattan’ of Tuscany
3. Enjoy a Panoramic Drive through the Chianti Vineyards
4. Sampling of the Chianti wines: “Vernaccia” and Chianti Classico, Extra-virgin Olive oil.
This is a Private Tour with a special attention and flexibility organized just for you and your family. We will pick you up directly from the center of Lucca, and after a lovely drive through the beautiful Tuscany countryside, we will arrive at the magnificent medieval town of the fair towers: San Gimignano.
Here you will see the old medieval towers, you will have time to take a look at the colorful pottery shops or have a taste of the best gelato of the world, on the spot where the famous movie “Tea with Mussolini” was filmed. You will also have the chance to visit the little history museum of San Gimignano which hosts the perfect tower reproduction/models of the 14th century.
After S. Gimignano we will reach a famous Wine cellar /cantina where the winemaker will guide you for the sampling of the unique Chianti white wine Vernaccia, made only in S. Gimignano, the Chianti Classico DOCG, special Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, bruschetta and pecorino cheese. You will understand the difference between the wines while you combine them with the typical Tuscan appetizers.
After the guided wine sampling, we will drive through the Chianti countryside, passing by the Medieval fortress of Monteriggioni and we will arrive to the magnificent medieval town of Siena. In Siena, you will discover the most impressive medieval squares in Europe: Piazza del Campo, with a shell shape, typical of ancient theaters. Siena has one of the most impressive Cathedrals in Tuscany and is also home of the famous Music Academy: Accademia Chigiana. You will have plenty of time to enjoy Siena to the fullest and also do some shopping in the lovely shops on the fascinating Campo square.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Dates and Time: Thursday and Sunday (8:30 am – 6:30 pm)
Season: All Year
Weather: This tour runs rain or shine
The Price Includes: Air conditioned minivan transport, free visit of Siena and S. Gimignano, sampling of Chianti DOCG Red wine and Chianti white wine “Vernaccia” of S. Gimignano, tasting of extra-virgin olive oil with bruschetta and pecorino cheese.
Meeting Point: From your accommodation in Viareggio. Pickup from Lido di Camaiore, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi can be arranged upon request.
THINGS TO NOTE:
** Bookings made 72 hours before the tour are considered valid only if re-confirmed and authorized.
* PICK UP from your accommodation in the center of Viareggio available ON REQUEST *
** We do not suggest the tour for people with walking difficulties.