On this tour you will experience an unforgettable Tuscan adventure where you will be able to explore some of the best mediaeval towns Tuscany has to offer. Between the cities of Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano you will be able to see the beautiful scenery that the “Chianti” region has to offer.
The first stop will be Siena, hear you will undertake a guided tour and explore the astonishing sights that Siena is famous for. Some of the sights that you will explore with us will be the “Duomo”, “Palazzo Comunale” in the “Piazza del Campo” overlooked by the “Torre del Mangia”. With its unique structure in a shell shape the Piazza is the home to one of the oldest horse racing activity that has been hosted at the Piazza for centuries. The Paglio happens twice a year during the summer season and from April onwards the town start its build up to the Paglio and this can be seen for the colourful decorations that are hung on the walls and outside of individuals houses to show their support to the supporting teams that participate in the race.
We will then head for Volterra, a fortified city that is built on a rocky hill and stranded by a wild natural countryside. History left a strong mark within this city from its etruscan era all the way through to the eighteenth century. This can be clearly be seen by its marvellous architecture and sculptures which can all be seen by walking the side streets of this romantic city.
Let yourself be enchanted by this outstanding scenery and discover a piece of artistic history that has all been built by hand through the art of alabaster which is the art of stone working.
Our tour will conclude at San Gimignano, a city that has a UNESCO recognition as one of the best examples of mediaeval Italian town.
The city who is widely famous for its medieval towers, where they are built on the “Street of Francigena”, on the hills of “Val D’Elsa” is also famous for its zafferon, its grape type called “Vernaccia” and the ceramics from “Santa Fina”. A true gem of our Tuscan heritage.
The Tour includes:
Local tourist guide in Italian, English (other languages on request)
Pick up from Port of Civitavecchia / Fiumicino Airport / Ciampino Airport / Railway Stations / Hotel in Rome, with minivan equipped for disabled people (round trip)