Tuscany has a lot to offer, and this tour is the ideal way to see all the most popular sites in one day. You will board a comfortable minivan in central Florence and make your way to the splendid medieval cities of Siena and San Gimignano, followed by a classic Tuscan lunch with wine at a villa in Chianti. Next comes the small town of Vinci, birthplace of the genius Leonardo, and the day concludes with a quick stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, before returning to Florence. Driving from one spot to the next, you will have a chance to enjoy the lovely Tuscan landscape of rolling hills dotted with vineyards and olive groves, hilltop towns and rows of cypress trees bordering fertile farmland.
First stop will be Siena the only Italian town that rivaled the wealth, power, and culture of Florence and Rome. The imposing Piazza del Campo, which is transformed into a horserace track twice a year for the Palio, as well as some of the streets meandering from it into the contrade, will be explored. You will pause at a local deli for a surprise tasting of a local product, before hopping back on the bus to head to San Gimignano.
Dubbed the "Manhattan of Tuscany", San Gimignano is characterized by tall, medieval towers that are preserved in near-original condition. After some free time to wander this little gem, you will enjoy a gelato tasting before lunch in a country villa that used to belong to the aristocracy. A multi-course lunch made from fresh, local ingredients and paired with delicious Chianti wines will be served. You will also have a chance to visit the villa's wine cellar.
Then, you will discover the fascinating city of Pisa. Here you will have the time to enjoy the splendor of Piazza dei Miracoli, dominated by one of the most famous Italian landmarks: the Leaning Tower.Please note that entrance to the Tower is not included in the tour.
At the end of this 12-hour excursion, you will be dropped off back in the center of Florence, sure to have seen all the best things Tuscany has to offer!
Please note that entrance to the Leaning Tower in Pisa is not included in the tour.
Participants of this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients. Maximum number of participants is 16; there is NO minimum.
Please note that transportation to/from the meeting point in central Florence is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.
Sites Included: Siena, San Gimignano, Tuscan lunch at a Chianti villa and wine cellar, Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli)
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