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Chianti San Gimignano and Monteriggioni Tour from Siena

Day Trip to Chianti San Gimignano and Monteriggioni from Siena
Duration
Duration 8 hours
Type
Family Tours
Calendar
No Sunday

Day tour from Siena to explore the Chianti wine region, one of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany, to discover the medieval town of San Gimignano and with a stop to the walled town of Monteriggioni. Full day at your own pace with the comfort of your private driver at disposal.

San Gimignano is well known as “the town of the towers”, as its towers, the medieval skyscrapers, are visible from miles away. San Gimignano was founded like a small Etruscan village, then the town developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to pilgrims on their way from the west France to Rome as San Gimignano was placed on the Via Francigena.

It is a town rich of works of art that you could discover at your own pace. Very interesting are the Collegiata, a Romanesque Duomo with its beautiful frescoes of Ghirlandaio and other masters, the church of Sant'Agostino with frescoes of Benozzo Gozzoli and the archeological museums with Etruscan and Romans artifacts illustrating the origin of the town.
Don’t miss a stop in the Piazza della Cisterna to enjoy of the best gelato in town.

Discover the Chianti region dotted with famous medieval villages such as Greve in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti.
The Chianti region, which stretches across a sizable hilly region from Siena to Florence, is well-known around the world for producing Chianti or Chianti Classico red wine.
In each of these villages you can stop for a walk or for a visit their historic center and in this beautiful area with your driver guiding you through the vineyards it is possible to stop at some wineries to appreciate their Chianti wines.

Monteriggioni is a walled city in a strategic position between Siena and Florence, it had great importance in the Middle Ages during the conflicts between Siena and Florence.
Now Monteriggioni is a town with intact defensive walls and perhaps one of the most evocative medieval towns in Italy.




HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Explore the Chianti region with vineyard hills and medieval villages
•    Driving through the scenic Tuscany landscape
•    Visit the medieval town of San Gimignano
•    Discover the walled town of Monteriggioni

 


DETAILS

 

Duration:
8 hours

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning, Afternoon

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Siena centre.
If your hotel is not in the center of Siena, ask us for a personalized quote.

Price include:
- Private Mercedes E series car (for your party from 1 to 2 persons)
- Private Mercedes Minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 persons)
- Professional English speaking driver.

Price do not include:
- Gratuities (optional),
- Admission fees to churches and museums
- Meals and beverage
- Wine tastings


On Request:
- Rates for more of 6 people.

 


F.A.Q.


  • Why visit Monteriggioni?


Monteriggioni, a charming medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy, offers several compelling reasons to visit:

1. Medieval Architecture: Monteriggioni is famous for its remarkably preserved medieval walls, which encircle the town in a perfect circle. Walking along these walls provides panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and a glimpse into the town's historic past.

2. Historical Significance: The town has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. Monteriggioni was strategically important during the medieval period due to its location along the Via Francigena, a major pilgrimage route, and its defensive position overlooking the surrounding countryside.

3. Atmospheric Setting: Monteriggioni's narrow cobblestone streets, stone houses, and quaint piazzas create a picturesque and atmospheric setting that transports visitors back in time. Exploring the town's medieval alleys and squares feels like stepping into a bygone era.

4. Cultural Attractions: Despite its small size, Monteriggioni offers cultural attractions such as the Monteriggioni Castle, which houses a small museum dedicated to medieval armor and weaponry. The castle's tower also provides stunning views of the town and its surroundings.

5. Local Cuisine: Monteriggioni is located in the heart of Tuscany, renowned for its culinary traditions. Visitors can enjoy delicious Tuscan cuisine at the town's restaurants, trattorias, and cafes, featuring specialties such as pasta, wild boar, pecorino cheese, and Chianti wine.

6. Gateway to Tuscany: Monteriggioni's central location makes it an ideal base for exploring the wider region of Tuscany. Nearby attractions include the historic city of Siena, the vineyards of Chianti, and other picturesque hilltop towns like San Gimignano and Volterra.

Overall, Monteriggioni's combination of medieval charm, historical significance, cultural attractions, and scenic beauty makes it a compelling destination for travelers seeking an authentic Tuscan experience.


Kindly fill out the form below to obtain a quote for the indicated tour and given period and a vacation specialist will contact you to provide a complimentary quote.
But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.

 



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