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Full-Day Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

1. Full-Day Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

Enjoy a full-day excursion by minivan to see the beautiful Chianti area and to visit the cities of Siena and San Gimignano.  Depart at 9:00 AM from Piazza Cavalleggeri, the meeting point located in the city center of Florence. Stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for few minutes to see the splendid panorama and then in one hour you will arrive in Siena. Take a guided tour of the city center, including Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. There is free time to walk by yourself in the narrow and ancient streets.  Then leave Siena to arrive in Monteriggioni, an old Medieval little village. After a short stop, continue to San Gimignano where you will have free time to explore the city center on your own. San Gimignano is famous for its towers, vernaccia wine and its characteristic craft articles.

Siena: Palio Walking Tour

2. Siena: Palio Walking Tour

Learn about the unique history of Sienna on a walking tour of the medieval old town with an informative guide. Get to know the different "contrade" or districts that make up the city and hear how they date back to medieval times. Stroll through the Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year on July 2nd and August 14th, featuring a contestant from each of the contrade. Visualize the colorful banners and crests of the competing contrade and learn how the competition has defined civic life in the city for centuries. Hear stories about the life and culture of the city from locals and visit the Museum of the Contrada for a more official account. Then head to the Duomo of Siena and check out the characteristic black and white marble interior of the cathedral designed to symbolize the black and white horses of the city's founders. Afterwards, switch gears and enjoy a local tasting experience at a traditional cafe. Try Panforte, Ricciarelli, and Cavallucci, typical sweets famous around the world. Wash them down with a glass of Vin Santo del Chianti.

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An excellent excursion, Roselle the guide in Siena was lovely and very knowledgable. Francisco our driver was also lovely and very helpful and knowledgable. He met us promptly at the agreed time with no issues, he took us to scenic locations as well with great views of Florence. Great locations, well worth a visit! Five stars all round!

It was an absolute perfect day. Our driver Francisco was polite, and answered all of are questions with good English. Our tour guide Rosella in Siena was also excellent. It is well worth the money if you don't want to deal with the logistics of traveling through Tuscany for the day.

We had a fantastic tour with Sami! It was absolutely amazing, we went on a great wine tasting as well for lunch. Sami was amazing and told us everything we wanted to know about the places we visited and the region as a whole. 5 stars!

The whole tour was fantastic. I would recommend highly.