Duration: Approximately 9 hours ;
Pick-up: 9. a.m. ;
Drop off: 6.00 p.m;
Meeting point: Customers will be meet by a Sharingtour.com representative at the lobby of your hotel.
Vehicle used: A/C Mercedes Van with a microphone;
Our Drivers are not Official Licence Guides and they can give you commentaries of the sites seen from inside the vehicle. We are Professional English speaking Driver but are not allowed, by an agreement with the Labour Union, to enter museums, churches and other monuments.
Driver/Guide: English Speaking for all service long;
Our Service Include: Parking fees, hightway tools, fuel and Vat;
Our Service don't Include: Food, beverages, museum entrance fees and gratuities;
Payment: Euro cash only at the end of the tour;
Extra Info: Wine tasting and lunch at the farm euro 25,00 p.p. to be paid on spot;
Dresses: Please dress respectfully for visiting religious monuments, local custom requires cover knees and shoulder. Comfortable walking shoes recommended
FLO37 Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano full day trip from hotels in Florence
After the meeting at the lobby of your hotel, we will drive to Monteriggioni ( 1 hour drive by Van) passing by the Tuscan countryside dotted by cypresses, olive trees and vineyard where you will be able to stop for a few pics!!!
On arrival in Monteriggioni, we may admire on of the well preserved Medieval Castle...
We will able to:
- Walk around the wall;
- visit the tiny Church;
- have an italian coffee!!!
We will drive to Siena passing by Via Cassia!!
Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were an advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. The first document mentioning it dates from AD 70. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.
According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Barzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".
In Siena we will able to see:
- Stop at Basilica di San Domenico.. where it is hosted "La Reliquia di Santa Caterina" ,
- We will drive to Piazza del Duomo where you will admire the famous Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
- We will drive to Piazza del Campo... famous for its particular slope and for the famous "Palio of Siena".
At the lunch time we will drive to San Gimignano ... known in th e world as the " Manhattan of Tuscany" for its Towers....
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form "an unforgettable skyline".Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches. The Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and Church of Sant' Agostino contain frescos, including cycles dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.
The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.
Here, you might enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at the winery and don't forget to taste the best gelato in the world!!
Finally, we will drive back to Livorno.
Individual Prices per Group
Cancellation notice must be received by us at least 7 days prior to arrival date.
1)There will be a full charge to your credit card for bookings canceled less than 7 days prior or for no-shows;
2)No charge for cancellations made with at least 7 days notice;
Please note: we will NOT CHARGE payment to your credit card, but we will keep the information in our database reserving the right to charge your credit card for 100% of the amount of the service just in case of “NO SHOW” or “LATE CANCELLATION”.
In case, members of the group cancel less than 7 days before the tour or if they don't show up the day of the tour, the other members of the group will be pay just their portion according the price list.
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If you experience difficulty locating the chauffeur, please call the telephone number (+39 347 6589132) listed on the email confirmation. Leaving the pick-up location without notifying Tuscany Taste Tour will result in a no-show charge.