- Category: Private Tour
- Pick up: Meet your Driver directly at your address. Welcome sign TUSCANY DAY TRIP
- Duration: 10 hours
- Starting Time: 08:00 am
- Itinerary: We take you to Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa with a wonderful farm-fresh lunch at an organic Chianti winery & farm on this full-day guided minivan trip from Florence. Experience Tuscany’s rich history, art, delicious food, and superb wines and meet fellow travelers on this day trip that allows you a good balance of group time as well as free time in each place we visit.
- Kind note: Pisa and Siena can be visited in the morning or in the afternoon. Based on traffic, this tour ends at 6:00 pm
Pisa, San Gimignano, Chianti Wine Tasting & Siena
Lunch with wine tasting and the most attractive sights in Tuscany in only one day, at an unbeatable price! Famous for a wealth of art, history, striking landscapes, quaint towns, and outstanding produce, Tuscany really does have it all! This tour is designed for independent travelers who may be short on time and want to see the best that Tuscany has to offer.
- Pisa and as the added value, we reach the ancient port town of Pisa, the hometown of the great astronomer Galileo, where you can take a close up inspection of the Leaning Tower of Pisa – to see it first hand is breathtaking! We visit the Field of Miracles, Pisa’s centerpiece and stage set – home to the Duomo, the Tower and the Baptistery, all exquisite examples of Pisan Romanesque architecture built in the centuries before Pisa’s enemies, Florence and Siena, built their respective cathedrals. The Leaning Tower is almost 56 meters tall (about 183 ft). The building began in the 1100s but took almost 200 years to complete! It leans at about 4 degrees, making it one of the most famous and iconic buildings not only in Italy but in the world. After restoration work ended in 2001, the tower was opened to the public and today can be climbed. The “field” (indeed the surrounding area is covered in bright green grass) earned its romantic nickname from Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio and is a testament to the power the city had long ago in the Middle Ages.
- A short journey then takes us to a family-run winery & farm set in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, among olive groves and rolling hills covered in vineyards with a marvelous panoramic view over the towers of the city of San Gimignano (rural Tuscany at its best). The farm’s 100 hectares of land is cultivated by means of organic agriculture, producing wine, extra virgin olive oil, and even balsamic vinegar. Here we will have a delicious and traditional Tuscan lunch of fresh homemade products straight off the farm, including handmade pasta and homemade cured meats, salad, and typical local cheese, all served with plenty of wine of the region: Vernaccia, Chianti, Brunello, pinot and Vin Santo (dessert wine).
- Lunch & Tasting at a Wine Farm in Chianti
- Handmade Pasta (Lasagna) & Traditional Soup (Ribollita)
- Garden salad
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
- Homemade Tuscan ham, salami, and local artisan sheep milk cheese (Pecorino)
- Cantuccini (almond biscuits) and Vin Santo (dessert wine)
- Water, plus several local wines (Chianti, Brunello, Super Tuscan, Pinot) with lunch
- Vegetarians and others with dietary requirements can be catered for.
- After lunch, we visit San Gimignano. Considered one of the most beautiful medieval hilltop villages in Italy, this Unesco World Heritage site is often nicknamed the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages” because its famously tall and narrow towers create a skyline that looks a bit like a modern city. Here you have free time to roam the artisan shops along the cobblestone streets and small squares, try an award-winning gelato and walk among the town’s famous medieval towers. Visit the Collegiata (or Duomo) of the town to see some of the most beautiful artworks by the likes of Benozzo Gozzoli and Domenico Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo’s master. Taste the best Gelato in the world since 2006.
- The landscape of Chianti features in much Tuscan art of the Renaissance and it hasn’t changed much since then. The gentle slopes are still clad with vineyards; olive groves abound; in July and some of August, witness the bursts of yellow from the fields of sunflowers; in May, see brilliant red poppy fields; and in autumn the woodland, popular with mushroom-hunters, and vineyards color the landscape in red, orange and yellow.
- After meeting your tour leader and taking the scenic drive from Florence, we arrive in Siena, while the town is still sleepy; the perfect time of the morning to wander around this beautiful town, rich in history, airy, easygoing and pedestrianized; Siena’s attraction lies in its hilltop cityscape of ochre-colored buildings with red clay roofs and green shutters, its narrow medieval streets, and proud traditions. View Siena through its gothic streets and squares, passing the oldest bank in the world, the site of the famous 600-year-old Palio horse-race, to the Cathedral. During your free time, wander Siena at your own pace, enjoy a drink in the beautiful Piazza del Campo while soaking up the sun, or window shop.