Piazza Gramsci (in front of Bar La Lizza), Siena
Maximun 25 people
A pleasant half-day tour of Tuscan villages and Chianti area; from Siena to the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Sounds tempting? Our San Gimignano Wine Tour encompasses both an experience for your taste buds as well as a spectacle for your eyes.
During this Chianti and San Gimignano tour, you will travel through the unspoiled Tuscan landscapes and visit authentic Chianti vineyards. The first stop is the best wine cellars in the area where you can enjoy wine tasting accompanied by a selection of Italian bruschettas, cheeses, and cured meats. Our expert tour guides will take you on an exploration of medieval castles, churches, and little hamlets where the pace of life keeps its calm rhythm. Next, the tour heads to the medieval town of San Gimignano, a World Heritage Site by Unesco. San Gimignano is famous for its skyline riddled with towers of all shapes and sizes. Better yet, its famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Our guide will lead you all around the town ensuring you dont miss out on any notable detail.
Siena has a lot to offer but it would be a pity not to venture out of the city and explore Tuscan countryside. However, traveling to and from rural areas and villages is not the easiest or the most convenient. The most beautiful places are hard to reach without a car and traveling by public transport is a bit of a lottery.
Booking the San Gimignano Tour with us enables you to see more of Tuscany without the usual organizational hassle. You are on your holiday, you should rest, not worry!
With us, you will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach or a minivan. Moreover, our expert tour leaders will ensure you are well informed and always enjoying yourself. You will learn more about the region as well as discover clandestine places which are unspoiled by tourists and a fast-paced city life.
You can completely immerse yourself in the unspoiled landscapes cradling the Chianti vineyards. A harmony of colors only Tuscan hills can give you will frame your whole experience! Its one of the best day trips from Siena, there is no doubt about that!
The vineyards of Chianti has its own intriguing history. While today we know Chianti wine as the ruby-red beverage with bursting flavors, the first version was a white wine. It stepped on the scene in the 13th century! The wine from the area was excellent and so, many started calling the area of its origin "Chianti," as well.
It wasnt until the Middle Ages the region became official. How? Three tiny villages (Castellina, Gaiole, and Radda) created an official League of Chianti (Lega del Chianti). This zone continued to flourish into the historical and spiritual soul of Chianti. The borders of the region shifted a lot throughout history as many vineyards wanted to call their wine Chianti.
Today, just a few approved wineries can sell their wines under the Chianti label. Despite each wine estate having its unique recipe, all of them need to meet the strict requirements to and regulations of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)! These rules exist to protect the quality and authenticity of the product.
Tasking Chianti wine in its homeland is a one-of-a-kind experience. Its characteristic color and fragrance with hints of violet is something you shouldnt miss.
So, if this tour sounds like something you might enjoy, Book your San Gimignano Wine Tour from Siena today! We will be happy to have you on board!