Private Half-day Excursion to San Gimignano from Florence
"San Gimignano is a wonderful hilltop town surrounded by enchanting rolling hills and vineyards where the famous Vernaccia white wine is produced! Meet your private driver at your Hotel and get ready for a wonderful visit experience! The hamlet is famous for its perfectly preserved histori characterized by thirteen Medieval towers (which once were 72!) hence its particular name of “Manhattan of Middle Age”. Exploring the city center you can find many examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and have breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside! Walk in the town center means discovering tru among which Piazza della Cisterna the Dome Palazzo del Podestà and the Church of Sant'Agostino. Don’t forget to have a delicious Italian gelato in one of the typical ice-cream parlor located its lively squares and if you like wine
"Meet your private driver/guide at 9am for the pleasant hour and a half drive to Siena probably one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Scarcely any street is level as the city is built on 7 hills giving the winding narrow streets a charm all of their own. Of particular note is the gothic black and white marbled Duomo (1136-1382) climb the 505 steps to the top of the Torre del Mangia the bell tower of the Palazzo Pubblico for spectacular views across the city. This is the second highest medieval tower at 102m (330ft) ever built in Italy between 1338-48. Afterwards descend to the grand Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio is held each July and AugustAs we travel stop in Monteriggioni; a walled castle (built 1214-1219) and a strategic defensive outpost for Siena on top of a hill overlooking the Cassia Road. The intact fortified wall has 14 towers and 2 gates the Franca or Romea Gate facing Rome and the Florentine Gate which looks towards Florence. The reputation and prestige of this particular castled town was mentioned in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy! You may wish to stop at a fattoria or
"Start your day in Pisa where you will take the comfortable shuttle service from a centrally located spot and reach the train station in Florence where you will meet your tour leader. Board on one of the airconditioned coaches and get ready for your excursion! You will visit the beautiful region of Chianti with and immerse yourself in the picturesque Tuscan scenery that you have always imagine Canaiolo Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and originates from the hilly area from which it draws its name. You will discover the breathtaking uncontaminated landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries presenting you with a harmony of colors that can only be found in the hills of this region. The sounds
We visited Castellina in the morning and were keen to have a coffee before we continued our exploration of the surrounding areas. We stopped by the Chianti Bar - it seemed like a good option as there...
During my journey in the Chianti, Tuscany, I found a very special shop.
While walking in Fonterutoli, a small place near Castellina in Chianti, Siena, I found a leather workshop.
I love the smell of...