Our excursion in the surroundings of San Gimignano will take you to discover the historic treasures of this area, such as the Etruscan tombs, the old village of Collemucioli and the church of Cèllole, along the green Tuscan hills. The best way to combine history and culture in an unforgettable trip!
With this unique hike tour you will have the opportunity to visit many historical sites located in the surroundings of San Gimignano, also known as the “Manhattan of Tuscany” for its characteristic tall towers. Following a path immersed in the countryside and in the tranquil charming atmosphere of Tuscan hills, you will visit the most hidden and least-known attractions of Tuscany.
The tour goes around the so-called area of Poggio alla Città (Poggio town), situated immediately north-west of San Gimignano, whose name recalls the existence of a pre-Roman settlement. Led by our expert guide, you will explore this site, looking for the numerous Etruscan tombs, hidden in the forest and at the edge of fields and olive groves: inside those tombs, archeologist has found pottery, bronzes and urns dating back to ancient times.
You will continue your walk on the western side of the area, dominated by the massive bulk of the nearby Poggio del Comune, a mount that provided the cavernous limestone useful in the construction of the famous towers of San Gimignano. From here, the trail continues on the east side towards the medieval village of Collemucioli, touched by the main route of the Via Francigena.
This hike tour in the surroundings of San Gimignano will end at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in the town of Cèllole, a true jewel of Romanesque architecture, which already existed before the 11th century. From the open area full of cypress trees inside the church, you can admire the timeless landscape of the towers of San Gimignano: the best way to conclude this amazing eXPerience into nature, history and culture.
If you love hiking, take a look at our Tour to the Castelvecchio Natural Reserve. You might be also interested in discovering three of the most famous attractions of Tuscany, check out our Tour of San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti and Monteriggioni.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and wear sunglasses and a sun hat in the summer months.
Also, make sure to do not forget to bring a bottle of water!
You can book your private transportation service with ItalyXP.