Duration: Approximately 9 hours ;
Pick-up: 8.30 a.m. ;
Drop off: 5.30 p.m;
Meeting point: Customers will be meet by a Sharingtour.com representative at the port of Call, the representative will be holding up a sign with the customer's name.
The vehicle will escort you for the entire service. Walking is limited unlike bus tour where you have to walk the whole day.
Vehicle used: A/C Mercedes Van equipped by 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;
Dresses: Please dress respectfully for visiting religious monuments, local custom requires cover knees and shoulder. Comfortable walking shoes recommended
Liv09 Volterra and San Gimignano full day trip from Livorno
After the meeting we will drive to Volterra passing along the coast knows as the "Etruscan Coast"
Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy.
The town was a Neolithic settlement and an important Etruscan center (Velathri or Felathri in Etruscan, Velàthre, with an original civilization. The site is believed to have been continuously inhabited as a city since at least the end of the 8th century BC.
It became a municipium in the Roman Age. The city was a bishop's residence in the 5th century, and its episcopal power was affirmed during the 12th century.
With the decline of the episcopate, Volterra became a place of interest of the Florentines, whose forces conquered Volterra. Florentine rule was not always popular, and opposition occasionally broke into rebellion. These rebellions were put down by Florence.
The poet Jacopo da Leona was a judge at Volterra in the 13th century.
When the Florentine Republic fell in 1530, Volterra came under the control of the Medici family and later followed the history of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
- Roman Theatre (1st century BC), excavated in the 1950s.
- Piazza dei Priori
- Palazzo dei Priori. Begun in 1208 and finished in 1257.
- Pinacoteca (Art Gallery) in Palazzo Minucci-Solaini. The Gallery was founded in 1905 and consists mostly of works by Tuscan artists from 14th to 17th centuries. Includes a Deposition by Rosso Fiorentino.
- Volterra Cathedral. It was enlarged in the 13th century after an earthquake.
- Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, with thousands of funeral urns dating back to the Hellenistic and Archaic periods.
- The Etruscan walls, including the well-preserved Porta dell'Arco (3rd-2nd centuries BC) and Porta Diana gates.
Outside the city, in direction of Lajatico, is the Medici Villa di Spedaletto. Also in the neighborhood, in the Valle Bona area, are excavations of Etruscan tombs.
At the lunch time we will drive to San Gimignano.... the Manhattan of Tuscany..
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.
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.