With this private tour, use at best your time in Tuscany, not losing any of its most beautiful cities. In one day, we will lead you through the discovery of the wonders of Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and the Chianti valley.
Begin your tour of Tuscany in Pisa
The maritime city of Pisa is famous all over the world for its Leaning Tower, recently restored and open to public again. But, the city on the Arno River has to offer many other marvels. In the scenery of the “Piazza dei Miracoli” (The Square of Miracles), World Heritage Site since 1987, the wonders of Romanesque architecture play their roles: the wonderful Cathedral, the Baptistery and the “Campo Santo”. The beauty of this amazing square, where the magnificent marble monuments rise from the grass pavement, will leave you breathless.
Proceed with the medieval borgo of San Gimignano
San Gimignano encloses a timeless medieval charm, with its 13 towers standing out against the blue sky of Tuscany. Built in the XI century, it dominates the Val d’Elsa, and is situated along the Via Francigena, an old road walked by merchant and pilgrims travelling to Rome. The historic monuments that populate the town make it unique: the Duomo and its frescoes, the Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzo Nuovo del Podestà, the Sant’Agostino Church, enriched by the fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli, which tells the stories of the life of the Saint. But, San Gimignano has much more to offer: a walk by the typical stores to buy ceramic or leather goods, or just to taste a glass of Vernaccia, the famous local white wine.
End your day in Tuscany with Chianti and Siena
It is about time to head toward the Chianti Valley, the Tuscan land of wine, filled with vineyards. We will stop in one of them, to allow you to taste the famous locally produced wine. Driving across its hills, we will head toward the next and last stop of the tour: Siena. Here, the medieval atmosphere is everywhere, in every corner of the city, in its small streets and fascinating squares, and it involves its Cathedral, the super tall “Torre del Mangia”. This tower dominates Piazza del Campo, the shell-shaped square that hosts the Palio di Siena twice a year, on June 2nd and August 16th. This event, deeply felt by Sienese population, involves of all it. It is a bareback race, that generates in the city some sort of craziness, which is worth observing, as well as the events that take place during the days of the Palio. And here we are at the end of your private tour to discover Tuscany.