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Private Day-Trip to Siena and San Gimignano
"Your private guide will pick you up at your central Florence accommodation. Leave the city of Florence to immerse yourself in the wonderful Chianti region and admire its landscape. Arrive to Siena a small medieval jewel and admire the famous Piazza del Campo where the Siena Palio is run. Visit the majestic Duomo-Cathedral of Siena and its sculptures by Donatello and Michelangelo. Continue then your tour in the Chianti region admiring cypresses trees yellow/ orange hills olive groves and vineyards of course! After your tour head to your final stop San Gimignano a picturesque town on the top of a hill
From EUR570.00
 
Private Half-day Excursion to Siena from Florence
"Meet your driver at your central Florence accommodation and with a comfortable journey crossing the world-famous Chianti region reach the magnificent city of Siena a wonderful Tuscan gem declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way to Siena you will also have the opportunity to admire from your vehicle the fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni famous for its perfectly preserved walls and surrounded by an enchanting countryside.Upon your arrival in Siena you will be immediately captivated by the stunning skyline of the city dominated by the imposing Cathedral and the gorgeous “Torre del Mangia” (the tower of the Town Hall)
From EUR377.00
 
Siena and San Gimignano 1 Day Trip from Rome - Semi Private Tour
"Travel through Italy on a full-day journey from Rome through the hills of Chianti to the cities of San Gimignano and Siena.Arriving in San Gimignano a UNESCO World Heritage Site explore its charming medieval streets and taste the world famous white wine Vernaccia. Continue to the nearby town and visit a local winery for a tasting Chianti with local appetizers.Finally make your way to Siena for a lovely wander around the historic center of the city a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along Piazza del Campo
From EUR235.00

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Enoteca Italiana

The Enoteca Italiana is located within the walls of the 16th century Fortezza Medicea, and the primary objective of this government-owned institution is to promote Italian wines. Over 1,500 bottles of wine are on display in the cellars, and every day different wines can be sampled in the tasting room. Full-blown tastings can be organized for groups, but you can also taste wines by the glass at the wine bar. Our bilingual sommelier was extremely knowledgeable about wines - and super friendly! - and she helped us discover some new wines we really liked, all the while providing us with historical and more recent information about the Italian wine industry – it was fascinating! I left with my little notebook full of information about my favorite Italian wine regions, wineries and grapes. Talk about a fun way to learn :o)

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Jefie
Aug 04, 2010

Tuscan Wine School: great time!!!

how to learn about Tuscan Wines in a funny and simply atmosphear
Hi ! I'm a french winemaker from St Emilion. Just some words to advise to visit the Tuscan Wine School in Siena. There whatever your knowledges in wine, you could have a nice time of learning and tasting !!! During 2 hours, I learnt a lot of informations about Italian and tuscan wines, which will be very profitable for my studies in Master of Wine in London. Thanks a lot to Rebecca, the Master of Tuscan Wines... and cheeses !!! http://www.tuscanwineschool.com/

Have fun in tasting !!!!!!!

Pierre, winemaker in ST Emilion (France)

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pierrestemilion
Mar 08, 2010

how to learn about Tuscan Wines in Siena

Hi ! I'm a french winemaker from St Emilion.
Just some words to advise you to visit the Tuscan Wine School in Siena. There whatever your knowledges in wine, you could have a nice time of learning and tasting !!! During 2 hours, I learnt a lot of informations about Italian and tuscan wines, which will be very profitable for my studies in Master of Wine in London.
Thanks a lot to Rebecca, the Master of Tuscan Wines... and cheeses !!!

http://www.tuscanwineschool.com/

Have fun in tasting !!!!!!!

Pierre

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pierrestemilion
Mar 07, 2010

Chianti Country

Tuscany's countryside is dotted with countless vineyards. We had beautiful weather in May and everything was so green. This pic was taken from the hot air balloon as we were floating over the outskirts of Siena.

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Oct 26, 2002
 
 
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Dievole's Best Wines

We were a small group of 4 with a special tour guide who took us to Dievole, one of the bigger wineries in Chianti. We paid $150 each for a 5-hour tour that included the winetasting tour in Dievole, lunch, then Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti, and Ama.

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Sep 08, 2002

Enoteca Italiana

If you are a wine lover like me, this is a must while in Siena. Enoteca Italiana is housed in the Medici Palace, Fortezza Medicea. They will let you know that it is not a wine museum, but a collection, also known as the National Wine Library.
They have over 1000 labels of Italian wines!
Services include a wine shop, expert sommeliers who can provide you with quite an education, a wine bar, tours of the cellars, plenty of wine-related literature for sale and an excellent education on the historical wine tradition of Italy.

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Aug 25, 2002
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"A thousand shades of brown"
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"Siena: a good place to learn Italian :-)"
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"Siena is wonderful place"
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Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi

Santa Maria dei Servi is a 13th century basilica with an unfinished red brick façade. It was built by the Servite Order who arrived in Siena in 1250. Unfortunately, I was unable to visit the church...
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Piazza del Campo

I know I'm not the first person to write a tip on the Piazza and I'm not sure I can add anything more to make this a worthwhile tip to read than what you may have already read from the other VTers....
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Loggia della Mercanzia

Located on via di Città, the commercial heart of Siena in mediaeval times, la Loggia della Mercanzia was the merchants' entrepôt. It was built in the first half of the 15th century at a transition...
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Santuario di Santa Caterina

The Santuario e Casa di Santa Caterina is the home of St Catherine, which was turned into a sanctuary in the 15th century. This is the place where Catherine lived with her parents and some say 24...
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Battistero di San Giovanni - Baptistry

The Battistero di San Giovanni is not a completely separate building as are those at Florence and Pisa, but located in a lower level of the cathedral - underneath the choir loft. Construction of the...
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Santa Maria della Scala - Museum

Besides the exhibits and frescoes inside Palazzo Pubblico, the old hospital was my most favourite museum in Siena. Like Palazzo Pubblico it is more of a “suggestive” museum than one crammed with...
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