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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.

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

2. 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.

Volterra: Piazza dei Priori & Cathedral Private Walking Tour

3. 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.

Rome: Twilight Scenes of Volterra Tour

4. Rome: Twilight Scenes of Volterra Tour

A guided tour of Volterra will take you on a discovery not only of its artistic and historical beauties, but also its most mysterious aspects. Your tour of Volterra begins with your entrance into the city center through the Porta all'Arco: from there you will be immediately projected into an atmosphere full of mystery that will accompany you to the narrow Vicolo Mazzoni. In a small and steep alley containing dappled sunlight, you will discover the manhole where Edward and Bella stop for a passionate kiss. This is a fundamental stop for fans of the novel and for those who want to relive its romantic atmosphere. From Vicolo Mazzoni it is possible to reach Piazza dei Priori, for centuries the city's political heart where the austere Palazzo dei Priori stands out. Among the frescoed walls with bright colors inside, other events of the novel take place, and from its windows it is possible to view the entire city, including the roofs over which the Mayer vampires fly at night. This tour of Volterra provides you with the unique opportunity to learn about the history and origins of the city, as well as the literary traces left over the last few years by the Twilight saga. Your tour will conclude as you head to Montepulciano for a tasting of the famous red wine of the same name, following which you will return to Rome.

From Florence: PRIVATE Tour of San Gimignano and Volterra

5. From Florence: PRIVATE Tour of San Gimignano and Volterra

Discover Tuscany on this private full-day trip from Florence. Go back in time and learn about the history of Tuscany as you visit ancient sites like the stronghold of San Gimignano, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the Fortezza Medicea of Volterra, and much more. After being picked up from downtown Florence, enjoy a scenic view of the countryside as you drive to San Gimignano. This beautiful stronghold is one of the most popular attractions in Tuscany. During the trip, marvel at San Gimignano's ancient towers, visit the historic Piazza Duomo, and soak in the atmosphere at Piazza della Cisterna. Then, proceed to Volterra and stroll through the cobbled streets to reach an array of historical sites. See remarkable discoveries such as Etruscan tombs built hundreds of years before Christ, elaborate Roman baths, and an incredible theater excavated from rocks. The stop at the set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon is also worth looking forward to. Afterwards, recharge by having lunch at a local restaurant, trattoria, or farm house. Next, admire the imposing structure of the Fortezza Medicea of Volterra before heading over to Palazzo dei Priori, which is the oldest civic building in Tuscany. After your exploration, your driver will drop you off at your hotel in Florence.

Private Shore Excursion to San Gimignano & Volterra

6. Private Shore Excursion to San Gimignano & Volterra

Visit 2 beautiful Tuscan towns on this 9-hour private shore excursion from Livorno to the Chianti wine region communes of San Gimignano and Volterra. Traveling by luxury Mercedes Benz sedan or minivan, drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany, stopping at San Gimignano, which earned its nickname as the “Manhattan of Tuscany” from the towers built by noble families as a visual demonstration of their power and wealth. Walk along narrow streets, admiring the remaining towers dotted among old buildings. Go to the unusual triangular Piazza Cisterna, and stop at Piazza del Duomo, site of the Collegiata Romanesque cathedral, known for its fine frescoes. Continue west to Volterra, a trading center since the days of the Etruscans. Perched on a rocky plateau, and surrounded by medieval ramparts, Volterra’s sights include the lovely Piazza dei Priori, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Admire its assembly of towers and palaces, before strolling to Piazza San Giovanni to see the Baptistery and Cathedral. Volterra is renowned for its alabaster production, and you will have time to shop for unique alabaster gifts, before driving to the ruins of a 2,000-seat Roman theater, brought back to life at the start of this century.

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What people are saying about Volterra

We give this tour 5 stars. Luciana has an immense amount of knowledge and love for all things Tuscany. She explained the history, geology, botany, culture and the foods of the region. Both towns were wonderful. Volterra could be a tour of its own. She took us to small Etruscan ruins that you wouldn't visit on a tour bus (or most likely find on your own). If you are prone to motion sickness, be sure to take medicine before you leave. The roads are hilly, windy, and fast! The tour has a maximum of 4 people, so it can be catered to your interests. We 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!

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!

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.