North west of Siena, on the hills of Val d'Elsa, stands the medieval town of San Gimignano.
Defined as the town "with a hundred towers", owing to the presence of these impressive buildings symbolizing power and wealth, till the thirteenth century the town counted seventy two towers, fourteen of them are still standing today. Due to the development of trade on the Via Francigena, crossed by thousands of pilgrims in the Middle Ages on their way to Rome, San Gimignano interweaved with the secrets of the local wine and gastronomy in a potpourri of fragrances and tastes, that our expert tour leaders will give you the opportunity of testing, in a unique tour. This incomparable experience will give you the possibility to appreciate the particular beauty of Santa Fina pottery and local handicrafts. You will also have the opportunity to discover the history of the only Tuscan white wine recognized as D.O.C.G., the famous Vernaccia, that you will taste in one of the most renowned of the San Gimignano area, with a vast selection of other typical wines and products.
QUOTE FOR EACH PERSON: 60.00 €
EXECUTION DATES: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Only available from May 1st to October 31th 2017
DURATION: 5 hours
FROM: your accommodation
AT TIME: 8.30 am
THE QUOTE INCLUDES:
• Pick-up service
• Travel by minivan with air conditioning for a maximum of 8 people
• Expert multilingual escorts
• Wine, oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
• Snack with sliced cold meat and typical salami
• Drop off service