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Private Daytrip to Siena and San Gimignano

Private Daytrip to Siena and San Gimignano

Private Daytrip to Siena and San Gimignano

Private Daytrip to Siena and San Gimignano

Private Daytrip to Siena and San Gimignano

Private Daytrip to Siena and San Gimignano

Private Tour

 

 

Tuscany,Siena,San Gimignano,Florence

Duration:

   8 hrs

Highlights:

Fluent English speaking driver


Explore Siena and Piazza del Campo, its famous square


Visit Siena's Cathedral and admire its famous pavement


Stop in San Gimignano and admire its towers


Make unforgettable pictures 


 

Overview:

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.


Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. The Campo is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia. The civic palace, built between 1297 and 1310, still houses the city's municipal offices much like Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Its internal courtyard has entrances to the Torre del Mangia and to the Civic Museum.


Visit the Sala del Mappamondo and the Sale della Pace and admire Simone Martini's huge Maestà , the Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano and Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Allegories of Good and Bad Government, once considered the most important cycle of secular paintings of the Middle Ages.


The Duomo in Siena lies a few steps from Piazza del Campo, a great Gothic building filled with treasures by Pisano, Donatello and Michelangelo as well as frescoes by Pinturicchio. The exterior of the cathedral is very impressive. The exterior and interiors are decorated in white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, black and white being the symbolic colors of Siena. Once inside, admire the pavement: the most impressive and beautiful of the treasures the cathedral holds is on the floor, where the pavement is decorated with the art of mosaics to create a storytelling masterpiece. Don't miss the Piccolomini library, commissioned by the Pope Pio III which offers beautiful frescoes by Pinturicchio and the young Raphael.


After the stop in Siena you can proceed to San Gimignano, the famous walled medieval hilltop town caracterized by the incredible number of towers. Today "only" 14 have survived, but at the time of its splendour they were 72, this is why This city is still called called "the Medieval Manhattan". Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.


After a leisurley walk in the city and a gelato you'll go back to your car. Tour ends around 5:00pm (even if the time depends much on traffic conditions and your preference during the itinerary).


 

Inclusions:

Round-trip private transfer by luxury minivan


Hotel pickup and drop-off


English spaking Driver/guide


Live commentary on board


 

Exclusions:

Food and drinks


Lunch


Wine tasting


 

Additional Information:

Pricing is per group, with a maximum of seven travelers


Children must be accompanied by an adult


Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations