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DAYTRIP FROM FLORENCE TO SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO

DAYTRIP FROM FLORENCE TO SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO

DAYTRIP FROM FLORENCE TO SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO

DAYTRIP FROM FLORENCE TO SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO

DAYTRIP FROM FLORENCE TO SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO

Private Tour

 

 

Tuscany

Duration:

   8 hrs

Highlights:

Fluent English speaking driver explore Siena and Piazza del Campo, its famous squares stop in San Gimignano and admire its towers admire the unique landscape of Tuscany make unforgettable pictures of the wineyards

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 is one of the loveliest medieval city in Italy and it's worthy to make a daytrip even if you are in Florence for just a few days. 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. After a climb up the over 500 steps you will enjopy a wonderful view of Siena and its surroundings. The Museum, on the other hand, offers some of the greatest of Sienese paintings. But it is the Sala del Mappamondo and the Sale della Pace that hold the palaces's highlights: Simone Martini's huge Maestà and 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 frpm 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. If you have time to visit the cathedral, you might be tempted to skip it once you realize you have to pay to get in... but it is certainly worth it and, with the pass, it's actually a great value! The pass gets you into the cathedral as well as the baptistery, crypt and Opera museum and is valid for 3 days so it most definitely worth the 10 euros! 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 leisurly 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 itienrary).

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


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