Volterra Culture & history

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San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

1. San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.

Volterra: Piazza dei Priori & Cathedral Private Walking Tour

2. Volterra: Piazza dei Priori & Cathedral Private Walking Tour

See the historical beauty of Volterra, whose origins are rooted in the history of pre-Roman Italy. Discover the most important and historical sites of Volterra on this tour. Stroll through the elegant Piazza dei Priori, a medieval salon, and fall in love with the imposing royalty of the halls of the Palazzo dei Priori, with its elegant decorations and its frescoes. Take a leap back in time visiting the ancient octagonal Baptistery, dating back to the thirteenth century, and admire the late Renaissance decorations kept inside the Cathedral of Volterra. Explore the land of legends and ancient stories, where Volterra appears suspended in a timeless space. Get away from it all and enjoy this unique tour of a fascinating and historical place.

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5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Amazing! This was our second Tuscany tour within four days, same company, and very fortunately for us, same guide. Dan picked us up on time in a newer Mercedes passenger van. Dan is from the area. He knows Tuscany - the history, the towns and villages, and the people who have lived in the region all their lives. He knows the wines, cheeses, and other foods that have made the region world famous for centuries. We had lunch at the estate of his friend, Carmela, one of the region’s growers of the finest saffron in the world. The lunch she prepared was worthy of a Michelin Star. We had plenty of time to see San Gimignano and Volterra. As we neared San Gimignano, Dan suggested approaching using an old road that would afford us a spectacular view of the hilltop and the town. Breathtaking! We toured another friend’s business. Homero has created, shaped and polished alabaster treasures for 65 years. Could not more pleased that we took our tours with this company and Dan.

It was a great day thanks to our very dedicated driver William. He is very competent and was able to tell an incredible amount about the individual stations. The lunch at the organic farm was also excellent. 100 out of 100 possible points! Definitely recommended!

Excellent tour. Beautiful locations, outstanding lunch, both food and setting. Tour guide William was excellent. Also enjoyed alabaster demonstration and visit with master craftsman.

Fantastic tour through one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany. Our guide Georgia, gave us a lot of explanations about the history of the area, the wines, the food, wonderful.

Guillermo the guide was AMAZING, we loved the whole thing BUT HE MADE IT BETTER. Super knowledgeable, and the lunch at the farm was great.