PRIVATE Full-Day Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti from Florence

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Private Full-Day Siena San Gimignano and Chianti from Florence
Duration

Durations: 9 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

With this tours we will go to discover a piece of Tuscany in a private day trip from Florence. With a local expert private driver / guide, we will travel through the renowned Chianti wine region to visit the cities of Siena and San Gimignano.

From £ 400.98 per person

  1. Tour Overview

    • Experience for your private group

    With this fascinating tour you will discover a unique part of Tuscany in a private day-trip from Florence. With an expert local driver/guide, immerse yourself in the renowned Chianti wine region and explore the cities of Siena and San Gimignano. You will tour historic landmarks such as Piazza del Campo in Siena, home to the annual Palio, and the medieval towers of San Gimignano. Add an optional, unforgettable lunch to savor traditional Tuscan wines and specialties in a local organic farm or winery!

    • 8/9-hr Full-Day private tour of Tuscany from Florence
    • Travel in a private Mercedes-Benz Minivan (up to 8 passengers)
    • Pick-up and drop-off at your Hotel or at the address provided
    • Hear live commentary of the wine cellars by your guide
    • Taste Craft Chianti Classico wine at a local vineyard
    • Visit the medieval cities of Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Siena

    What To Expect

    Options Include:

    • Stop At: Siena, Tuscany.

    Siena is one of the most popular and visited places in Tuscany. It is known throughout Italy for its distinguished medieval architecture. Upon arrival, explore its rich history and art, through its notable local monuments such as the famous seashell-shaped Piazza del Campo and the outstanding Siena Cathedral. Many local shops fill the historic streets of Siena, a great opportunity for you to taste local food or buy some gifts!

    Duration: 3 hours 

    • Stop At: Duomo di Siena, Siena.

    The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main location of Catholic worship in Tuscany, and the diocese of Siena. The building is located in the square of the same name in the center of the city. Built in Italian Gothic style, it is one of the most significant and spectacular churches built in Italy.

    • Stop At: Piazza del Campo, Siena.

    Piazza del Campo (or simply, il Campo) is the main square of the city of Siena. Unique for its particular and original seashell shape, it is renowned all over the world for its beauty and architectural integrity, as well as for being the place where the Palio di Siena takes place twice a year.

    • Stop At: Castello di Monteriggioni, Tuscany.

    Make a lovely stop in the small, fortified village, which is still surrounded by its original medieval walls. Located not far from Siena, Monteriggioni is a great spot for a short walk after lunch at one of the local restaurants.

    Duration: 1h 30mins

    • Pass By: Chianti wine Road, Tuscany.

    The SS222 road, better known as Chiantigiana, is one of the most beautiful roads in Italy. It passes along the entire Chianti region, from Florence to Siena. Driving on it is a great way to discover the area. You will take this scenic road going north, starting from Siena and reaching Castellina in Chianti. The area is rich with castles and villages. One example is the Castle of Fonterutoli, where you will stop to admire the small medieval village surrounded by endless vineyards, centuries-old woods, and green hills.

    • Stop At: Castellina In Chianti, Tuscany. (*optional) 

    *OPTIONAL lunch at the Farm or Winery. 

    Have lunch in a wonderful organic farm. While the owner will show you around the property, his wife will prepare a delicious and unforgettable lunch for your private group. The owner will show you to his cellar to admire his Super Tuscans and Chianti Classico wines -Craft Wine- and to the nearby Acetaia, a vinegar cellar, with old vinegar. Afterwards, experience a unique dining setting while taking in an amazing Tuscan panorama. You will taste organic specialties, such as the typical Lasagna with traditional sauces, crostini, local meats and cold cuts, legumes, seasonal vegetables, honey, and cheeses seasoned with an incredible aged balsamic vinegar. Wine will accompany this lunch every step of the way. Each of the four main courses and desserts will be paired with a different and distinctive glass of wine. We will conclude with ice cream and balsamic vinegar or other desserts. 

    (This option will slightly reduce your time to visit the cities of Siena and San Gimignano, and will exclude the possibility to visit the fortress of Monteriggioni).

    Duration: 2 hours 

    • Stop At: Historic Center of San Gimignano, Tuscany.

    The beautiful stronghold of San Gimignano is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tuscany. San Gimignano is a treasure of medieval architecture, frozen in time at 1300 AD. Above all, it is famous for its ancient towers, which still stand out from its skyline, earning it the nickname Manhattan of the Middle Ages. Don't forget to stop by the famous Dondoli ice cream shop, winner of many awards for the best ice cream in the world.

    This is the last destination of the day, before returning to Florence.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Upon request, we can arrange and organize lunch in a wine cellar or farm, this is a highly recommended experience especially for wine lovers.

  2. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : Siena

    Siena is known throughout Italy for the quality of its medieval architecture. Upon arrival, enjoy the best local monuments such as the famous Conch-shaped Piazza del Campo and the outstanding Siena Cathedral. Many local shops fill the historic streets of Siena that will allow you to taste or taste local food or buy some gifts!


    Cathedral of Siena.

    The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main place of Catholic worship in Tuscany, and the bishopric of Siena. The building is located in the square of the same name, in the center of the city. Built in the Italian Gothic style, it is one of the most significant and incredible churches built in Italy.


    Piazza del Campo, Siena.

    Piazza del Campo (or more simply il Campo) is the main square of the city of Siena. Unique for its particular and original shell shape, it is renowned all over the world for its beauty and architectural integrity, as well as for being the place where the Palio di Siena takes place twice a year.


    Strada del Chianti.

    The SS222 road or better known as Chiantigiana, is one of the most beautiful roads in Italy, it crosses the whole of Chianti from Florence to Siena. Going along it is a great way to discover the area.

    We will go along it from south to north from Siena to Castellina in Chianti.

    All around the area is rich in castles and villages, and an example is the Castle of Fonterutoli where we will stop to admire the small medieval village surrounded by boundless vineyards, centuries-old woods in a setting of green hills.

    Stop for picture!!!


    Castello di Monteriggioni
    Nice stop in the small fortified village of the medieval period, still surrounded by the original medieval walls. Located a short distance from Siena Monteriggioni is a great place for us for a short walk after lunch at one of the local restaurants.
    Organic Lunch in Farm/Winery

    *OPTION to organize lunch at the Farm or Winery. 

    Appointment for lunch time in a wonderful organic farm where while the owner will show you the property, his wife will prepare you a fabulous lunch.

    We would be taken by the owner to the cellar to admire his Super Tuscans and Chianti Classico wines -Craft Wine- and to the nearby Acetaia with old vinegars.

    Our dining experience sitting in front of an amazing Tuscan panorama. We will go to taste the organic specialties typical Lasagna with traditional sauces, crostini, local meats and cold cuts, legumes, seasonal vegetables, honey, cheeses seasoned with an incredible aged balsamic vinegar. The wine will accompany the whole lunch, each of the four main corses and desserts will be paired with a different glass of Wine.

    We ends with ice cream and Balsamic Vinegar or other different sweets. 

    (This option will reduce a little bit the time in the cities of Siena and San Gimignano and exclude the fortress of Monteriggioni).

    • Menu from the organic Farm

    FIRST COURSE

    • Spelt salad with chickpeas and mix vegetables dressed with 8 years old balsamic vinegar
    • Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and basil
    • Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil
    • Bruschetta with spicy Arrabbiata sauce
    • Tomato salad with mozzarella and 8 years old balsamic vinegar
    • Cheese and Prosciutto
    • Ricotta cheese with 30 years old balsamic vinegar

    SECOND COURSE

    • Scrambled eggs with truffles
    • Arista (pork loin cooked in the oven) 

    THIRD COURSE

    • Lasagna with wild boar and pork (“Cinta senese” free range) meat sauce (also available vegetarian, or vegan, or Gluten free)

    DESSERT 

    • Gelato dressed with 30 years old balsamic vinegar 


    San Gimignano, Tuscany

    Here we are in the beautiful stronghold of San Gimignano, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tuscany. San Gimignano a pearl of medieval architecture freeze at the age 1300dc, almost identical to medieval city, it is above all famous for the ancient towers that still stand out on its panorama, which have earned it the nickname of Manhattan of the Middle Ages.

    Don't forget to stop by the famous Dondoli ice cream parlor, winner of many awards for the best ice cream in the world.

    This is our last spot of the day before returning to Florence


  3. What's Included

    • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location (Florence Down Town)
    • Transportation by Mercedes-Benz Minivan Air-Conditioned
    • English-speaking licensed driver
    • Unlimited cold mineral water
    • Private transportation
    • On-Board WiFi
    • Panorama view photo stop

  4. What's Excluded

    • Lunch on farm or winery available at an extra cost of 25€pp to 50€pp depending on option chosen.
    • Private city guide.

  5. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • The departure time can be chosen at the time of booking. We suggest departure at 9:30 am. 
    • A confirmation is appreciated the day before the appointment by e-mailing info@uniquetuscany.com or via iMessage or WhatsApp at +39 3209732131.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not suitable for pets
    • Infants must not sit on laps
    • In case of rain, umbrellas are provided by your driver
    • This tour/experience is for a maximum of 8 travelers (your private party). Should your group exceed this size, you can make two reservations.
    • You will be picked up directly at your hotel or address provided at the time of booking at the exact time of the start of the tour. 
    • Upon request, during the reservation we can organize lunch in wine cellars or on farms, this is a highly recommended experience, especially for wine lovers. (We also offer vegetarian and gluten-free lunches, and accommodate allergies. Upon request 24hrs before the tour).
    • Our drivers are all extremely familiar with Tuscany and its main destinations. They will gladly share any information, curiosities and traditions about the area being toured and more. They are open to any questions and requests.
    • Travel organization in collaboration by CespoTravel s.r.l.

  6. Requirements

    • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes.

  7. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before event

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