thumbs up! great tour, packed with activities
What a great evening. My partner and I enjoyed a fantastic meal as the sun went down and then the tour guides took us on a really great walk down into Castellina. Don't worry, its an easy going walk so you don't have to worry about having eaten too much.
My husband and I were in Siena for the first time. The city is so beautiful. We took this tour to try something a little different and it was a really special evening. Siena at night is very pretty. The tour ends with a meal in the historic Piazza del Campo which.
Enjoyed the whole trip! The tour, guide, boat ride, and lunch were greatly planned. Do have to mention, that it's an active tour, so be sure to wear the right clothing, especially shoes!
The tour was wonderful. we picked up from the hotel on time and our guide sabina was very friendly throughout the day. The factories were very good, nice experince.
Absolutely loved this tour! I thought I have already saw everythign there is to see in Italy, but this trip proved me wrong. Saw a different side of Italy, amazing experience.
Once you’ve checked all of Siena’s major attractions off your list, it’s time to turn your attention to all the options you have for day trips from Siena. Those with a get-up-and-go attitude can jump on a train and head to either Pisa or Florence. The ride is not longer than two hours. Pisa means a visit to the leaning tower, Duomo and baptistery and Florence, the Uffizi, Florence Cathedral and Palazzo Vecchio. But, you need not venture so far. Ideally situated in Southern Tuscany, Siena makes for a great base to visit the surrounds. The day trips from Siena you can do by bus are endless. First on your list of day tours from Siena should be the hill town of Monteriggioni hiding behind an ancient wall.
It was built in the 13th century by the Sienese to protect from the Florentines. Moreover, it was a popular stop on the Via Francigena pilgrim trail. Now, it is a medieval town in a superb shape, complete with ramparts and towers. Within its walls and well worth a look is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Furthermore, there is an incredible museum with displays of medieval and Renaissance weaponry. A highlight is walking along the walls that surround the town where you can pause and take in the beautiful Chianti countryside.
For other tours from Siena consider taking a bus ride (just over an hour) to Pienza. This little historical town has Pope Pius II to thanks for its UNESCO classification. In 1459 he wanted to transform his village into a magnificent Renaissance town. The gleaming centerpiece and finest example of his efforts is the Piazza Pio II (guess who its named after). The square features a strikingly handsome Cathedral with a travertine facade as well as a papal palace and town hall. The square itself is beautifully paved and its quite an experience to stand in it and slowly spin, taking in the glory of the buildings that surround you.
You’re in wine country so remember that wine tours in Tuscany from Siena are also another great thing to do. And, let’s face any tour that involves wine automatically qualifies it for the “best day trips in Italy” award. Montepulciano, which is home to the king of all wines Montepulciano Nobile, boasts a number of wineries that all offer tours and tastings. So, with all that, you can now start putting your “day trips from Siena” itinerary together.