Tour from Pisa to San Gimignano and Volterra with Bocelli’s Theatre
If you choose our Private Tour from Pisa to San Gimignano and Volterra with Bocelli’s Theatre, you will discover two charming medieval towns in the heart of Tuscany. Moreover, you can visit Andrea Bocelli’s Theatre.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||From your Hotel/Accommodation in Pisa city area or a closer meeting point|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:15 AM|
|DURATION||Approx. 8 hours|
|AVAILABILITY||Everyday, subject to availability|
|SUGGESTED CLOTHING||Comfortable clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen|
From your Accommodation in Pisa
We will pick up you from your accommodation (if it is on our pick up list) and we’ll start our Tour from Pisa through the picturesque Tuscan Hills. From our comfortable minivan you will admire the unique landscape. A lot of movies based in Tuscany chose this landscape for their scenes.
San Gimignano: Discover The Italian Medieval History
After approx. 1,5 hours we will get off our minivan and visit our first destination San Gimignano. This is a small hill town surrounded by medieval walls in the province of Siena. When driving closer to the village, you will immediately notice the typical medieval skyline made of 13 old towers. The narrow streets and the old stone buildings will bring you back to the Middle Ages.
This town is very famous for its white wine, an ancient variety of Vernaccia grape growing on the sandstone hillsides. Other typical products from this area are saffron and the so called Golden Ham (dry-cured ham made with saffron from San Gimignano).
What You Will See during Your Tour in San Gimignano
The historic centre of San Gimignano has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1990. Among the reasons we find the well preserved buildings within the medieval walls, dating back to the 13th century. In fact, you can find in the old town great examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. But the main feature of this village are surely the unique 13 towers, that every visitor can recognize in the distance.
You will learn more about the history of the town and its main attractions.
First of all, the main town square, called Piazza della Cisterna. Secondly, the Piazza Duomo, with the beautiful Collegiata Cathedral and its bell tower. The Town Hall is very close to these two squares. Last but not least, the Church of Sant’Agostino, where you can admire many artworks from early Italian Renaissance period.
Volterra: an Unforgettable Town to Visit in Tuscany
Volterra is a charming town situated in the province of Pisa and located on a hill surrounded by majestic fortification walls. It is well known for its alabaster production and for its Etruscan origins confirmed by the many remains in the area. While approaching to the village you will notice many alabaster quarries along the unique clay hills. Many local artisans here use this raw stone to produce beautiful handmade jewelry you can find in every shop.
Volterra is probably one of the most interesting towns you can visit during your Trip in Tuscany where you can walk into history. This stone made city was founded more than 3000 years ago passing from the Etruscan to the Roman domination during the mid-3rd century before Christ.
What You Will Admire during Your Tour in Volterra
Once in Volterra, you will admire the impressive Roman Theatre, built during the 1st century b.ch. and excavated in the 1950s. We will then lead you through the narrow streets and small squares of the town to discover:
- Piazza dei Priori, with the famous Palazzo dei Priori
- the Palazzo Pretorio (external visit)
- the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
- the Etruscan City Walls with the ancient Etruscan port
- the Medicean Fortress
It will be a fascinating walk through Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance courts, during which you will visit the traditional shops of alabaster and local crafts.
Andrea Bocelli’s Theatre
The “Teatro of Silenzio” (Theatre of Silence) is a natural amphitheater created by the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli. The theatre is located in the heart of Tuscany countryside, near the village Lajatico, where the artist was born.
In this place, the beauty of nature is connected with the beautiful music of Bocelli. Also, this is the place where he organizes unique concerts every year.
In 2006 took place the first concert at the Theatre and it became an annual event.
Departure From Your Accommodation
Visit in San Gimignano
Visit in Volterra
Visit Andrea Bocelli's Theatre
Return at your Accommodation
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Terms And Conditions
- Deposit 50% is required at reservation time, by credit card or paypal (in both case 4% more) in order to guarantee your reservation.
- Due payment may be made in cash in EURO the day of the tour.
- There will be a full charge to your deposit for bookings canceled less than 48 hours prior or for no-shows.
- No charge for cancellations made with at least 48 hours prior notice. If you are interested in proceeding we will send you the complete terms of service upon request.
- They can also be viewed on the website by clicking the TERMS AND CONDITIONS link at the bottom of any page.