The 15 towers of the historic center appear like a mirage among the Sienese hills offering the same view a traveler of the Middle Ages would have seen, even if the towers were 72. You enter the village from one of the two doors, and immediately you are thrown into a medieval atmosphere, despite the comings and goings of tourists from all over the world. The main road climbs towards the central square and then go back down. Along the route the old workshops have been replaced by more modern souvenir shops. It's the price we must pay to modernity, immediately rewarded by the beautiful frescoes of the Cathedral and the Church of St. Augustine, do not forget to visit the masterpieces preserved in the Museum of the City Hall. Interesting stops along the way include the Museum of Torture, for those who want to discover the man's ability to invent instruments of death and suffering, and the Torre del Podestà, also known as the Torre Grossa, which reaches a height of 54 meters.
The territory of San Gimignano is also known for the famous Vernaccia, the only Tuscan white wine to be awarded the highest award of the DOCG and the first Italian wine to receive the mark of Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC) in 1966. Indeed, Vernaccia has its roots in very ancient times, as evidenced by various historical documents, literary and official records. The area of production of this prestigious wine is very narrow, characteristic of its exclusivity; you'll have the opportunity to visit the best wineries to discover the ancient traditions from which it arises. DOWNLOAD THE PDF WITH ALL THE WINERIES!
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About 18 miles away from San Gimignano, on the top of another hill, you find Volterra, a jewel of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art, which dominates the entire Val di Cecina towards the sea. Here you can admire monuments of great importance, simply walking in the streets of the historic center, and discover the unique alabaster handicraft that has made the town so famous. A full immersion in this village will lead you to appreciate the atmosphere, the pristine landscape and the natural way of life in a unique and incomparable reality. We will guide you to discover the city telling you about the history and traditions that have characterized this part of Tuscany for centuries.
Prices per hour (not per person) from Siena
1/2 pax 45 €
3 pax 50 €
4 pax 55 €
5/6 pax 60 €
7/8 pax 65 €
from Florence 30 € extra
from Livorno 65 € extra
from Pisa 65 € extra
from Lucca 65 € extra
from Rome 135 € extra
Cost includes: visit and wine tasting in wineries present in our list, driver in english or spanish, pick up and drop off, gas, van with air conditioning, taxes and the meals for the driver.
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