Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni Private Tour

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Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni Private Tour

Starting from EUR €97 per person

Duration: 8 hours
Commences: Siena, Tuscany

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San Gimignano
San Gimignano
Join this Medieval tour and visit Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, three hilly towns along the Francigena road. Following the ancient Francigena Way reach the doors of San Gimignano, one of the most famous medieval hill towns in Italy. The tour includes walks to the top of the bastions (and a tower if desired) where exceptional views of the Tuscan landscape can be admired. A visit to the Church of St. Fina with its Ghirlandaio frescoes is a must, not to mention a taste of the local white wine, Vernaccia. And for ice cream lovers there is a special treat: Dondoli's Ice Cream Parlor, which has won numerous awards and is thought to be the best in Europe. On the way to Monteriggioni stop in the town of Colle Val d'Elsa, the crystal capital of Europe, for a visit to the best factory. Here crystal blowing and construction can be seen as well as the company's showroom. The next stop is Monteriggioni, an entirely walled village with 14 turrets, built in 1203, where lunch (at own expense) will be served in the Castello Restaurant. After lunch a brief walk around this small hamlet will reveal its pristine state. The tour ends in Siena where the group will visit the famous Piazza del Campo (where the Palio horse race is run twice a year on July 2 and August 16), the Town Hall with frescoes by the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini, the Duomo and Castelvecchio, the oldest part of the city.

 

 

Product Code: 2698MS

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