Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano with Tasting
Meet your private driver at your hotel for a beautiful excursion through the delightful hills of the Chianti countryside, with an ever-changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees. Upon arrival in Siena, your guide will bring you on a private tour of the old city centre: walking along the small medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces and ending up at the Cathedral where you can visit the splendid interior including the Libreria Piccolomini. The private guided tour will conclude in the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful in the world, where you will find the Palazzo del Comune (exterior). Free time for lunch (not included).
From Siena, your private driver will bring you through a panoramic road where to admire the vineyards and olive groves in the heart of the Chianti territory. Along the way you could also admire the ancient fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni, a small jewel built during the thirteenth century and embraced by its still intact walls. You reach then San Gimignano, another beautiful town, UNESCO world heritage, where you‘ll be given free time to visit the medieval town planning with the numerous and beautiful towers hence the name "Manhattan of the Middle Ages".
Left San Gimignano you will reach a typical small-scale production winery located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. Here, after a short walk in the ancient vineyards (where grapes are still handpicked by the passionate owner), you will visit the suggestive barrique room and taste 4 fantastic wines, sampling also locally produced zero food miles.
On the way back to Florence, you will stop in San Donato in Poggio, an ancient settlement in a fortified castle dating back to the eleventh century, which maintains part of its walls and a stunning Romanesque parish church.