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Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, & Monteriggioni Day Tour

1. Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, & Monteriggioni Day Tour

Explore the heart of beautiful Tuscany on a full-day tour of the towns of San Gimignano and Siena, then discover the bucolic wine region of Chianti. Depart from Florence by an air-conditioned bus to your first stop, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano. Discover one of the most splendid examples of an Italian medieval town. Distinguished by its famous towering skyline, San Gimignano stands along the Via Francigena on the hills of the Upper Val D’Elsa. Get acquainted with the Tuscan environment with the town’s Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, saffron, and Santa Fina pottery. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town on your own and see its beautiful squares, architecture, churches, and side streets. Afterward, head out to a unique location in the Chianti countryside to enjoy a wine tasting. Once you hop off the bus, be guided around a splendid winery. Get introduced to the estate's fascinating history and background. Head inside the cellars to learn the secrets of Chianti winemaking together with the local host. Then enjoy a delicious wine tasting of Chianti Classico. Continue to Siena for a guided tour of its enchanting architectural styles, including the Cathedral (exterior only) and Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building, exterior only) in Piazza del Campo. The famous shell-shaped square provides the stage for the thrilling Palio horse race, run twice every summer.

Poggibonsi: Wine Tasting, Pasta & Ice Cream Making Class

2. Poggibonsi: Wine Tasting, Pasta & Ice Cream Making Class

Try your hand in a Tuscan kitchen with this pasta making class near San Gimignano. Learn how to make three different types of pastas and a sweet serving of Italian dessert with the help of an experienced chef. Enjoy a relaxed environment as you learn the traditional method of making pasta with a rolling pin, before mastering the modern technique by machine. Blend eggs, flour and other essential ingredients, and try hand crafting three types of pastas and sauces with help from the chef when needed. To complete your culinary know-how, learn how to make authentic Italian ice cream.  Afterwards, take a seat at the table for lunch and enjoy the dishes you've prepared. Toast your fellow cooks with some local red wine. Then, experience a wine tasting with Tuscan foods and oils. More than 10 wines and oils will allow you to really experience an Italian kitchen!  

Poggibonsi: Pizza & Ice Cream Cooking Class with Wine

3. Poggibonsi: Pizza & Ice Cream Cooking Class with Wine

Experience the joy of freshly baked Italian pizza and delicious gelato with a 2-hour expert-led cooking class near San Gimignano. Listen to the history behind one of the world's best loved foods and the techniques to make the perfect pizza base, tasty homemade tomato sauce and fresh fruit gelato. Sit down to indulge in your creations with your fellow chefs, accompanied by a tasting of Tuscan wines and olive oils. After Pizza it’s time for Gelato, the chef will tell you why gelato remains Italy’s favorite dessert while giving an insight to the ‘gelato culture’ that continues to grow. Through a demonstration, you will get to know the basic raw ingredients, how to select the best products available and enjoy tasting of some of the flavors used in gelato making.

Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

4. Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

Make your way to the venue for your cooking class, in the city center of San Gimignano. Embark on an incredible, educational, and fun culinary experience for the whole family. Learn how to cook traditional, authentic dishes, that truly represent the culture of Italy. Enjoy a family friendly day, where the children, teenagers, and adults can all participate and work together. Make use of the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, to make a range of starters, homemade pasta and different sauces. Finish your day by making the famous Italian dessert, tiramisu with seasonal fruits. Bring your newfound discoveries home with you, as you memorize the special recipes you cook from. 

Poggibonsi: Fiorentina Steak Lunch and Wine Tasting

5. Poggibonsi: Fiorentina Steak Lunch and Wine Tasting

Enjoy a unique dining experience with family and friends. You will be welcomed to stay and enjoy a traditional Fiorentina Steak, paired with several vintage-reserve wines included such as Super Tuscans reserves, Montalcino, and Montepulciano. Your taste journey will begin with the most common wines, accompanied by an appetizer of salami, cheese, bruschetta, and snacks. You will then move on to more prestigious wines, together with some lasagna with meat sauce and truffle oil, or some Tuscan Ribollita soup. Following this you will move on to the main reserve wines, accompanied by a the Fiorentina steak. Throughout the tastings, you will learn how to enjoy some good wine, whilst discovering excellent wine-tasting techniques.

Castellina in Chianti: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

6. Castellina in Chianti: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive cooking show and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert, and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

San Gimignano: Private Chianti Hills Tuk-Tuk Tour

7. San Gimignano: Private Chianti Hills Tuk-Tuk Tour

You'll depart from the headquarters located in Poggibonsi at 10:45AM, where your wonderful guide will welcome you. From there you will venture then through the panoramic roads of Tuscany and the Chianti hills where you are bound to fall in love with the fields of vines, cypresses, and Tuscan rural houses. Don't forget to bring your camera, as there will be plenty of photo opportunities to capture the eagerly awaited moment and freeze it in time. Your next stop will be to a local winery where the kind owners will take you around their property before serving a wonderful and authentic Tuscan meal complete with a wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting. Following lunch you will hit the rad once again to travel through the iconic Ape Calessino to enjoy the last part of this scenic drive. You will later arrive back to the office at approximately 3:45PM, which will mark the end of your tour.

Poggibonsi: 4-Course Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

8. Poggibonsi: 4-Course Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

Try your hand in an Italian kitchen during this 2-hour cooking class in Poggibonsi. Set in a newly decorated bottega, learn how to whip up an authentic 4-course lunch. Tie on your provided apron, roll up your sleeves and get to work with the guidance of an expert chef.  Make Tuscan classics such as fresh pasta, chicken stew and tiramisu for dessert. The menu tends to vary according to seasonality. Numbers are limited to 15 in this workshop in order to keep your experience intimate. Hear about Tuscan culinary techniques and traditions as you prep and cook your meal. Afterwards, reap the benefits of all your hard work! Seated around the table with your fellow cooks, enjoy what you've prepared with a few glasses of local wine. Follow-up with a local wine tasting and gourmet tasting.

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What people are saying about Poggibonsi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,018 reviews

I highly recommend this tour company for a tour of the Tuscany countryside! We originally booked a tour that didn't include Pisa or lunch but they switched us to this tour for no additional cost because of a technical issue. We were so grateful for the clear communication and the alternative offer! It was a long day, so be prepared with snacks, water and comfortable shoes. We got an hour in Pisa and an hour in San Gimignano, which was my favorite stop on the trip! Both were a little rushed but understandable with the many stops throughout the day. A 3 course lunch with wine was provided, the food was okay but overall still worth it for the wonderful day! Be aware of a ~20 min uphill walk from the bus to lunch. One of the best parts of this day was the guided walking tour of Siena - Isabella our guide did an amazing job! The Chianti wine tasting was good too, with meat, cheese, bread and wine. Overall, highly recommend this tour!!

Very pleasant day out visiting Siena, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano as well as a Chianti winery. Our guide was very professional, accommodating and attentive to the group's wish. Thank you again !

We loved the Tour, it gives you enough time to get an idea of what the towns are like. The guide Carmen is super nice and always attentive to everyone. We recommend it 100% Ana Belén

It was excellent. Our guide was very attentive and demonstrated a great knowledge of the history and architecture of the places visited.

Definitely good value for the money. Small group tour and you cover a lot in one day.