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Florence: San Gimignano & Volterra Day Trip with Food & Wine

1. Florence: San Gimignano & Volterra Day Trip with Food & Wine

See the Tuscan gems of San Gimignano and Volterra on a day trip from Florence. Admire the fascinating Tuscan landscape with its rolling hills on the way. Top off your trip with a stop at a scenic winery to enjoy the sunset. Meet your guide in Florence and hop on a comfortable minivan to reach San Gimignano. Get a brief introduction about the city's history and its countless towers. Savor a delicious wine tasting session with light snacks. Stop at a popular gelato shop, winner of the world gelato championship, and order some for yourself from this master ice cream maker. After a guided walking tour, enjoy some free time to shop around the boutiques of the city center. Visit a local winery for a mouth-watering lunch in a unique venue offering spectacular views. Then, proceed to Volterra to enjoy another guided walking tour. Visit local monuments and iconic attractions. Have the chance to see a Tuscan jewelry store and an Etruscan museum. On your way back to Florence, stop at another winery to enjoy the sunset over another wine tasting.

Florence: Volterra & San Gimignano Wine Tour with Lunch

2. Florence: Volterra & San Gimignano Wine Tour with Lunch

Spend one day accross the rolling hills of Chianti, visiting Volterra and San Gimignano with a private driver, tasting a typical tuscan lunch, with the best wines of our Region. A wonderful Experience between art, wine and local food to discover pre-roman population (Etruscans), vineyards, medieval hilltop towns, towers and typical farms. Itinerary 1 Stop At: Volterra The driver-escort will pick you up to your hotel or another chosen location: (B&B or private flat) and will take you to discover the Tuscan countryside. The driver will bring you through the tuscan hills looking at an incredible panorama, among olive trees, vineyards, sunflowers and medieval towers.The first stop will be at Volterra. Volterra is a beautiful walled city, built on the top of a hill. The town was built over one of the Twelve Cities of the ancient Etruscan civilisation capitals and has some of the original gates from that era still standing along with a dedicated museum packed with Etruscan and Roman relics. The most interesting things to visit are the ancient Roman theater, the Baptistery and the “Palazzo dei Priori” in the main square. Duration: 2 hours 2 Stop At: Lunch in a typical Tuscany winery farm For lunch we will move to a typical tuscan farm. This farm promotes the Italian wine & food culture all over the world. A beautiful Italian experience to learn the best combinations beetween wine & food, the glass etiquette, the secrets of Italian cuisine, Tuscan wine-making techniques and more. 3 course lunch, with homemade pasta, Bruschettas, cold cuts, Pecorino cheese, prosciutto, salame and more… Wine tastings with: Chianti, Chianti Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Sangiovese, Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia and Super Tuscan. Duration: 2 hour Pass By: Chianti Road After the visit to the farm, the tour continues through the famous “Chianti wine road” and the sweet Siena hills, amidst olive-groves, cypress trees and vineyards up to the Medieval town of San Gimignano. 3 Stop At: San Gimignano In the afternoon last stop at San Gimignano: The visit of the town and its magnificent towers will take about an hour. San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town not far from Siena. Known as the “Town of Fine Towers”, during the Middle Ages there were more than 70 towers in the city. Now it is a real open-air museum, where it seems to walk in the medieval period. The town also is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine: Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. In the main square don’t forget to taste the best ice cream in the world (Gelateria Dondoli), and in the streets of the village you can admire the extraordinary work of expert craftsmen. You can also climb the tower-museum (Torre Rognosa) to see an incredible panorama and hear the legend of the Devil’s Tower. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes The return is scheduled at 4.00 PM

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What people are saying about Volterra

This tour was amazing. Luciana was the perfect guide and can adapt the tour based on your interests. In this case, we just wanted the best of everything and of both towns and were not disappointed. It was fast-paced but San Gimignano and especially Volterra have so much to offer! The local food and wines were incredible, and the amount of sights and culture concentrated in this small corner of Tuscany is unreal. Highly, highly recommending this tour and Tuscany4explore.

In all honesty, you cannot beat the beauty of this tour accompanied by excellence and knowledge of Andrea. Engulfed in such history of both Volterra and San Gimignano, the exquisite landscape means so much more. Rounded out with the lunch, wines, and olive oils at the Podere La Marronaia that were extremely special. They are a farm that curates from passion and the hard work of the team. Highly recommend this tour!

Luciana was amazing! She was knowledgeable, personable, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience! She knew so many historical details, and she also asked for feedback throughout the day to make sure we were getting what we wanted out of the tour. Luciana was able to make changes on the fly, and the day was more than I could have hoped for. I would recommend her to anyone!

Super good tour guide - Luciana - great trip with culture, food and wine. You see San Gimignano and Volterra in detail, learn about the sights from the outside and often inside, learn what is produced in both towns, have a wonderful lunch overlooking Tuscany and a wine tasting at the end of the day. Everything included in the price! Just great!

My husband and I had a great time! Luciana was amazing and made sure we saw as much as possible. I had been to Volterra before, but I learned so much more the second time from her. The food and tastings were great. We will definitely recommend this company to our friends and will try some of the other tours next time we are in town.