From Florence: San Gimignano, Siena, and Chianti Wine Tour

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure from Florence and delve into the picturesque villages and renowned wine regions nestled in the heart of Tuscany's rolling countryside. Wander through the charming streets of San Gimignano and immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Siena and Colle Alta, two of Tuscany's most enchanting towns.


Embark on a captivating journey through the picturesque heart of Tuscany on a thrilling full-day adventure. Visit three charming towns, including San Gimignano, Siena, and Colle Alta, and indulge in the beauty of the Chianti wine region. To begin, take the convenient T1.3 tram from Florence to the Villa Costanza stop, where our meeting point awaits. Our comfortable, air-conditioned bus will transport you to the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, famous for its medieval skyline and beautiful towers. Next, discover the enchanting city of Siena, steeped in history and architectural gems, including the stunning Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo and the magnificent Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) in Piazza del Campo. This iconic shell-shaped square is the thrilling stage for the world-renowned Palio horse race, held twice every summer. Following Siena, we'll venture into the rolling hills of the Chianti countryside, where a unique winery awaits. Enjoy a private tour of the estate, learning about its rich history and traditions, and uncover the secrets of Chianti winemaking with our local host. Then, indulge in a delightful wine tasting of Chianti Classico, savoring the rich flavors and aromas of this world-class wine. After the winery, explore the historic center of Colle Alta, nestled in the picturesque Colle Val d'Elsa, the City of Crystal. Take your time to visit the beautiful Church of Santa Caterina and the impressive Castle of Piticciano, the main attractions of the medieval city center. Pass by the stunning Conservatorio di San Pietro, a masterpiece by the renowned Florentine architect Giorgio Vasari. Finally, unwind in the charming town of San Gimignano, celebrated for its towering skyline, picturesque squares, and stunning architecture. Here, you can sample the local Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, savor the flavors of saffron, and admire the beautiful Santa Fina pottery. Enjoy some free time to wander through San Gimignano's narrow streets, soaking up the authentic Tuscan atmosphere and exploring its hidden gems at your own pace.

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