The tour was fun, we learned a lot about the city's history and traditions. It also helped us decide on things to do next. It's now one of my favorite towns in Tuscany!!!
Love Italy and loved exploring a new place!
We had an awesome day, everything was planned very well.
the weather really suited us, as before it was raining, so everything turned out even better, plus got to really enjoy the fresh air
Me and my friends did this together. It's a really unique and authentic way to experience Italy. Vespa's are great.
The meal was amazing. the sunset was also amazing.
There’s more to this little Tuscan town than the frenzy of the Palio. Then, hordes of people gather to watch the city’s various contrade (districts) racehorses around the Piazza del Campo. First of all, Siena is in Chianti country and nobody (should) need reminding what that means. But, for those who do, it means wine! Secondly, Siena boasts some spectacular food and places to eat it. But, we’ll come back to that, let's start where we know we all want to and talk Siena wine tours. Start things off with a little trip northwest up to the small, medieval, walled, hill town of San Gimignano.
This will mark an essential stop for the wine connoisseurs amongst you. San Gimignano is home to some beautiful countryside complete with undulating rolling hills but not only that! This is also the birthplace of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, one of the best white wines in Italy. So, you can spend the morning exploring Monteriggioni, a stunning, well preserved medieval town just south. And after, head up to San Gimignano. There you are free to while away the afternoon taking in the beautiful views and sipping crisp white wines.
If you head south of Siena, you will find, between Valdichiana and Val D’Orcia, the olive groves and vineyards of Montepulciano. On the way down you could stop off at Crete Senesi with its unusual, lunar-like landscape and distinctive dry, clay hills. Montepulciano is where one of the oldest wines in Italy comes from, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The best wine tours in Tuscany from Siena will definitely include a stop off at this little town.
You can’t do a Siena wine tour without also making sure you do a Siena food tour too. So, stroll through Siena proper and enjoy a great range of fantastic restaurants, from the chic to the cozy. A must-try is Pici, thick, hand-rolled pasta that’s served in various delicious ways. If you head further afield, there is Val D’Orcia and Pienza, where some of the finest pecorino, a unique, salty sheep’s cheese, is made. Throughout the year there are also some great food festivals like the game fair in Montalcino and the chestnut and mushroom fair in Vivo d’Orcia.