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 £ 422.27 per person

  1. Tour Overview

    • Experience for your private group

    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. See famous landmarks such as Piazza del Campo in Siena, home of the annual Palio, and the medieval towers of San Gimignano.

    • 8/9-hrs Full-Day private tour of Tuscany from Florence.
    • Pick-up and drop-off at your Hotel or address included.
    • Hear live commentary from your guide in the wine cellars
    • Craft Chianti Classico wine at a local vineyard.
    • Visit the medieval city of Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Siena.
    • Travel in a private luxury Car or minivan with room up to 8 passengers.
    • Our drivers are all extremely familiar with Tuscany and with the main destinations, they will always share information, curiosities and traditions about the area of the sightseeing, and they are available at any request.

    What To Expect

    Options Include

    • Stop At: Siena, Tuscany.

    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!

    Duration: 3 hours 

    • Stop At:Duomo di Siena, 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.

    • Stop At: 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 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.

    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.

    Duration: 1,30 hours

    • Pass By: Chianti wine Road, Tuscany.

    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 At: Castellina In Chianti, Tuscany. (*option) 

    *OPTION 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).

    Duration: 2 hours 

    • Stop At: Historic Centre of 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

    Duration: 1 hours 

    With agreements we can organize lunch in wine cellars or in the farms, this is a highly recommended experience, especially for the wine lover.

  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 Minivan Air-Conditioned
    • English-speaking licensed driver
    • Unlimited cold mineral water
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Panorama view photo stop

  4. What's Excluded

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

  5. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Departure 9:30am, upon request you can change your pick-up time
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not suitable for pets
    • Infants must not sit on laps
    • In case of rain the umbrellas are provided by your driver.
    • A reconfirmation will be appreciated the day before the appointment by e-mail at info@uniquetuscany.com or via iMesage or WhatsApp at +39 3209732131.
    • This tour/experience will have a maximum of 8 travelers (your private party). In any case your group is bigger you can make two reservations.
    • You will be picked up directly at your hotel or address communicated at the time of booking at the exact time of the start of the tour. 
    • With agreements during the reservation we can organize lunch in wine cellars or in the farms, this is a highly recommended experience, especially for the wine lover. (dedicated lunches for people with cilia, allergies or vegetarians. On request 24 hrs before).

  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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