You don't need to wear anything special to do this bike trip. I wore regular shorts and was perfectly fine. The countryside is really pretty and Monteriggioni is awesome!
our minivan driver made us wait quite a while, but that was the only bad part, the rest was great, loved the food!
Great guide, lovely to see the countryside with someone who has a lot of local knowledge. Loved the explanation of the food as well as the wine tasting. My only recommendation would be that the bicycles seats could be comfier - it's a long ride :)
was really pleased with the pick up service!
Fantastic tour and Julia our guide was wonderful.
Venice was a once in a lifetime experience. The bus ride was super comfortable and the guide was great. The gondola ride was exceptional, you should definitely go!
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.