Four Tuscan Jewels in a Day: Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Pisa

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Four Tuscan Jewels in a Day: Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Pisa
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An unforgettable day!

Technical organization CAF Tour and Travel Srl
Provided by CAF Tour and Travel Srl

Overview

Discover four Tuscan jewels in just one day – with the luxury and ease of a private chauffeured excursion.

Your day tour begins with a visit to Siena, splendid medieval city, universally known for its artistic treasures that has been recognized by the UNESCO as a "heritage of the humanity".

A panoramic drive through the vineyards and olive groves in the heart of the Chianti territory will take you to the ancient fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni, a small jewel built during the thirteenth century and embraced by its still intact walls. Lunch and a tasting await your on a close-by country estate surrounded by sweet smelling greenery.

After lunch, your driver will take you the short distance to San Gimignano, another UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its numerous towers and its Vernaccia wine.

Last stop will be in Pisa, third UNESCO World Heritage site of the day. With its famous Leaning Tower, the magnificent Baptistery, the stunning Cathedral, and the Monumental Graveyard, Pisa's sparkling Piazza dei Miracoli is an ideal expression of Romanesque architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries.

Availability: All year round at 8am

Excursions are not available on December 25 and January 1.

Duration: 11 hours

Tour price includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel if located in central Florence
  • Transport in luxury minivan
  • Qualified English speaking driver-guide
  • Lunch and guided wine-tasting of Chianti, Vernaccia and local products such as cheese, cold cuts, bruschetta and “ribollita”
  • Not included: everything not specifically expressed under “Tour price includes”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Tour is available only in English
  • Minimum 4 people to confirm the tour
  • Maximum 8 people per group
  • ATTENTION: tour includes visits to places of worship – no shorts, mini-skirts, or sleeveless tops. Comfortable shoes advised.
  • The driver-guide leads the tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.
  • Please let us know if you have children with you. Excursions are free for children under the age of two, if accompanied by an adult (one for each child). For children from age two to eight, a 50% reduction will be applied to the tour price.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Tour operator can only confirm an excursion when the minimum number of persons required is reached. If the tour is not confirmed, the cost of the visit will be entirely refunded. WEEKENDinITALY is not responsible for eventual changes or cancellations to the programs offered. Please send us an email with the name and fax number of your hotel in Florence so we can send you the confirmation there one working day prior to the tour date.

Cancellation Policy:

  • There will be no penalty for cancellation of bookings communicated at least eight (8) days prior to the booked date.
  • Between eight (8) and two (2) days prior to the date, we will refund 90% of paid import.
  • In the event of a cancellation less than two (2) days prior to the booked date, payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

Details

Your day tour begins with a scenic drive south through the famed Tuscan countryside to Siena. The splendid medieval city is universally known for its artistic treasures, and has been recognized by the UNESCO as a "heritage of humanity" site. Once in Siena, you'll visit the famous Piazza del Campo, with its unusual shell shape. You'll see the Palazzo Comunale (the town hall, built in 1298) flanked by the tall Torre del Mangia (imposing tower, built in 1325). Every year the famous Palio takes place here – a costumed horse race in which the city's neighborhoods compete with unbridled passion. You'll have free time to visit the splendid Cathedral, one of the highest artistic expressions of the Middle Ages, as well as splendid buildings, churches, and shops along the narrow, lively streets.

From Siena, a brief panoramic drive northwest through the vineyards and olive groves will take you into the heart of the Chianti territory to the ancient fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni. This small jewel was built during the 13th century and is embraced by its still intact walls. Take a walk within the restricted perimeter of the surrounding walls with eleven towers, and discover a beautiful corner of Tuscany suspended in the Middle Ages.

A short distance away, on a pleasant country estate surrounded by sweet-smelling greenery, you will be served a lunch of traditional Chianti products. The friendly owner of the farmstead will guide you with passion and expertise in tasting the following palate pleasing wines and local delicacies:

  • Vernaccia from San Gimignano DOCG
  • Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Bartolomeo “Gold Medal” (Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, barrel-aged)
  • Baldassarre “Super Tuscan” (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, barrel-aged)
  • Cavaliere “Super Tuscan” (Sangiovese, Merlot, barrel-aged)
  • Vinsanto with Cantuccini (Tuscan biscuits)
  • Extra Virgin Oil with Tuscan Bread combined with traditional Tuscan foods such as Tuscan cheese, Tuscan cold cuts, Bruschetta (bread with olive oil)
  • Ribollita (traditional Tuscan vegetable soup)
  • Lasagne (traditional Tuscan pasta with meat)

After lunch, your driver will take you about half an hour further to the northwest, to San Gimignano, another UNESCO world heritage site. San Gimignano is famous for the still intact medieval town construction with numerous (and beautiful) towers – hence the name "Manhattan of the Middle Ages." This town is also known for the Vernaccia wine, produced locally. Take a leisurely stroll through the town and discover the picturesque Piazza della Cisterna, the Dome, the Palazzo del Podestà and the Church of Sant' Agostino.

Sit back and relax as your driver takes you on the approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes long drive through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, to Pisa. The sparkling sight of the Piazza dei Miracoli, another UNESCO world heritage, is waiting for you. The peerless white marble buildings rise out of the green lawn – the famous Leaning Tower, the magnificent Baptistery, the stunning Cathedral, and the Monumental Graveyard. All of these are prime expressions of Romanesque architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries, and house works of immense artistic value.

After your Pisa visit, your driver will take you back to Florence, which lies just over an hour's drive to the east.

Prices

Price per person: € 170.00

Tour price includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel if located in central Florence
  • Transport in luxury minivan
  • Qualified English speaking driver-guide
  • Lunch and guided wine-tasting of Chianti, Vernaccia, and local products such as cheese, cold cuts, bruschetta and “ribollita”
  • Not included: everything not specifically expressed under “Tour price includes”

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