WINE TASTING IN THE CHIANTI AREA
Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti Area
Considered one of the best one day tours from Florence to Siena, our itinerary to Monteriggioni, Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano will allow you to immerse yourself in some of the most popular areas of Tuscany, to visit Siena in half a day and taste the wine in a cellar of the prestigious Chianti area.
After the departure of the tour from Florence to Siena - meeting point near the station of Florence, Adua Square, near the sign indicating 'Albatravel Florence - Meeting Point Tours' - the first leg of our journey to Siena and its surrounding areas will be to Monteriggioni, a medieval village located on top of a hill with olive trees and vineyards. The visit to Monteriggioni is at your leisure: you can stroll through the picturesque old town or along the walls of the castle, go shopping or visit the small museum of the village until our departure for Siena.
Considered one of the most charming medieval towns of Italy, Siena is known and appreciated for its vast artistic and historic heritage and its scenery ... Regarded as precious and unique, it has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1995. Upon arrival, you will meet an experienced guide who will take you to visit to the Cathedral of Siena and the most famous sights of the historic centre - the medieval streets lined with splendid palaces, Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio di Siena, Palazzo Comunale. At the end of the San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti touryou will have time for lunch, shopping or explore independently other fascinating walking tours of Siena.
In the afternoon the day tour from Florence to Siena will visit San Gimignano – at your leisure - to allow you to discover this charming town – like Siena, San Gimignano is also included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Time here seems to have stopped in the Middle Ages. Enclosed in its thirteenth-century walls, the village is characterized by the presence of beautiful tower-houses, elegant mansions of the aristocracy and the rich bourgeoisie of the past. The guide will leave you in the heart of San Gimignano, and what you decide to see will be at your total discretion.
Before returning to Florence in the late afternoon, we will stop in the prestigious area of Chianti to visit a winery and taste some typical specialties, such as wine, salami, bruschetta and cheese.
Duration approx 11 hours
Local guide in Siena
Entrance to Siena Cathedral
Visit and winetasting in a wine cellar in Chianti area