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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.

San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Volterra

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.

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!

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.

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