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Siena and San Gimignano Private Tour from Florence

Day Trip to Siena and San Gimignano from Florence
Duration
Duration 8 hours
Type
Cultural Tours
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Siena and San Gimignano, day tour from Florence to visit the two most enchanting medieval cities of Tuscany in a private tour: Siena one of the best preserved medieval cities in Italy and San Gimignano also known as the City of Towers.

For their history and unique heritage, San Gimignano has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in past 1990 and Siena has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in past 1995.

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Discover art, traditions and history of Siena and San Gimignano in the hills of Tuscany with a private tour departing from Florence.

Siena is at about 78 km south of Florence and San Gimignano is far about 60 km southwest of Florence.

In Siena with your private expert guide you will enjoy and experience in a private walking tour the beauties, art and traditions of this important medieval city. Among other things, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the famous Piazza del Campo where the Palio, an horse race, is held on July 2nd and August 16th each year.

The magnificent Cathedral of Siena, built in Tuscan Gothic style, walking through the medieval streets surrounded by noble palaces, the guide will tell you the history of Siena made by the most important families.


The most relevant point of interest in Siena are:

•    The Church of San Domenico also known as Basilica Cateriniana and at Fonte Branda that was one of the city's principal sources of water in the Middle Ages.
•    The Palazzo Salimbeni built in gothic style is now the headquarters of the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Palazzo Tolomei one of the oldest in Siena.
•    The famous Piazza del Campo built in the beginning of the 1300's, is the principal public space of the historic center of Siena and is where the Palio race is held on July 2 and August 16 each year.
•    In Piazza del Campo: The Palazzo Pubblico with the frescoes of Lorenzetti, the Torre del Mangia, as well as various noble palaces surround the shell-shaped piazza. At the northwest edge of the square there is the Fonte Gaia the endpoint of the system of conduits bringing water to the city's centre.
•    The Duomo that is the magnificent cathedral of Siena, built in Tuscan Gothic style is a "must do", inside the Duomo, the inlaid marble mosaic floor is one of the most ornate of its kind in Italy and the pulpit, made of Carrara marble, was sculpted between the end of 1265 and November 1268 by Nicola Pisano.
•    In front the façade of Duomo stands the Ospedale of Santa Maria della Scala one of Europe’s oldest hospitals now museum.

Discover the medieval city of San Gimignano in a walking tour at your own pace. Located in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, this small medieval village is visible with its skyline for miles away.
San Gimignano was built by noble families and originally the towns had 72 towers representing in the medieval time the symbol of power, now only about a dozen are preserved. in the centre of San Gimignano, in Piazza della Cisterna it is worth stopping for an excellent and tasty ice cream.

Furthermore, your full day tour, before returning to Florence, will also include a stop at the walled city of Monteriggioni which was strategically very important during the medieval conflicts between Florence and Siena.



HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Florence
•    Siena tour with your expert local guide
•    Explore the quaint town of San Gimignano and the medieval Siena
•    Admire the walled town of Monteriggioni
•    Tour with the comfort of private driver and private vehicle

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
8 hours

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning: you can require whatever start time you like.

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Florence

Price will include:
- 2 hours personal expert and licensed guide in Siena
- Private Mercedes vehicle
- Professional English speaking driver

Price will not include:
- Gratuities (optional),
- Admission fees to churches and museums
- Meals and Beverage

 

F.A.Q.

  • Can I do Siena and San Gimignano in One Day?

Yes, you can visit both Siena and San Gimignano in one day. In Siena, you can visit the iconic Piazza del Campo, home to the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia. The Siena Cathedral, with its stunning architecture and intricate facade, is also a must-see. After exploring Siena, you can head to San Gimignano, known for its well-preserved medieval towers. In San Gimignano, take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets, visit the Piazza della Cisterna, and climb one of the town's towers for panoramic views. Keep in mind that while it's possible to visit both towns in one day, you'll have limited time to explore each place thoroughly.

Hiring a private driver can definitely make your day trip to Siena and San Gimignano more convenient and comfortable. Here's how:

1. Flexibility: With a private driver, you have the flexibility to customize your itinerary and schedule according to your preferences. You can decide how much time you want to spend at each location and make impromptu stops along the way.

2. Time-saving: A private driver can help optimize your time by taking the most efficient routes between Siena and San Gimignano, allowing you to maximize the time you spend exploring each destination.

3. Local knowledge: A knowledgeable driver can provide valuable insights about the places you're visiting, such as historical information, local customs, and recommendations for restaurants or lesser-known attractions.

4. Comfort: Traveling with a private driver offers a higher level of comfort compared to public transportation or self-driving. You can relax and enjoy the scenic drive without worrying about navigating unfamiliar roads or parking.

5. Door-to-door service: A private driver can pick you up directly from your accommodation in the morning and drop you off at the end of the day, providing convenient door-to-door service.

Overall, hiring a private driver can enhance your day trip experience to Siena and San Gimignano by providing convenience, flexibility, and local expertise.



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