The Heritage of UNESCO has so much to tell you!
We will pass the medieval walls, cross the mysterious and silent alleys and reach the Basilica of San Domenico and the sanctuary house of Santa Caterina da Siena.These houses have saved the memories of the Patron Saint of Italy and this is only the beginning of a most memorable trip!
Santa Caterina is a historic character, a woman who challenged popes and emperors. Her charisma and energy still live in the heart of the Sienese people that twice a year compete in the famous horse races, held every July 2 and August 16- the Palio.
Furthermore, we will visit the most important places of the district- Piazza del Campo, with its unique shape of seashell, surrounded by numerous palaces. Its pattern is interrupted by the height of Torre del Mangia and is complete with the elegant Gothic Siena Cathedral. It is alternatively made of local white and green marble and art works that carry the signature of Donatello, Michelangelo, Pinturicchio, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Beccafumi, and Bernini. Then, we will start feeling hungry and a sweet snack of typical Siena pastries and biscuits will be served: Ricciarelli, cavallucci, and panaforte, accompanied with traditional dessert wine - Vin Santo!
The Via Francigena unites with Siena Monteriggioni, which "towers crowns his walls" (cit. Dante Alighieri ’’di torri si corona’’), and San Gimignano, the home of the prestigious Vernaccia saffron crocus wine. San Gimignano is one of the best examples in Europe of urban organization of the communal age, still preserving 14 towers, the walls and the town hall, which dominates the entire valley.
Available days: Every day
Bookable Starting Time: From 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Duration: 8/9 hours
Available Languages: All, on reservation
Adult rate: The rate depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR RATE!
Child rate: From 6 to 17 years and with ID. Up to 5 years for free!
Meeting Point: At your Hotel
Additional Information: In case you do not need guide services, please contact us for the reduction of the package price.
The rate includes: Minivan with driver from Florence or other town in Tuscany
Local authorized guide in any language
All day in Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano
Lunch with tasting of 4 wines