One Day Trip To Enjoy Tuscany and Visit Volterra and San Gimignano
Exclusive Tour that includes Tuscan Wine Degustation in local Cellar
Please, do not choose us if you like crowded tours.
From your Hotel / Accommodation
Our private driver will pick-up you and your group directly from your accommodation in Florence with our comfortable Minivan to reach our first stop through the pictoresque Tuscany Hills.
We will travel along a panoramic road through the countryside of tuscany to arrive to the beautiful Roman and Medieval villages of Volterra and San Gimignano, which seems as though it has been frozen in time.
San Gimignano: Discover The Italian Medieval History
Our first stop will be San Gimignano, a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena. It is also known as the “Manhattan of the Renaissance”, for the 13 medieval towers that symbolize the prosperity of the country and the wealth of its merchants. This Tuscan hill-top town, famous all over the world for the skyline of its medieval tower, rich in history and ancient traditions, will surprise you also for the delightful wine and food. In fact, the town of San Gimignano is sourrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
Visiting San Gimignano is a unique chance to go back in time, walking along narrow streets, admiring old stone buildings, the 13 remaining towers and loose yourself in a pleasant medieval atmosphere. We suggest to stop in one of the many wine shop of the village to taste the typical local white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. This town is also well known for the production of saffron and for its delicious Golden Ham.
What You Will See during Your Private Tour in San Gimignano
Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings and churches are great examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
Here, our expert guide will tell you about the history of the town and of its most famous buildings:
- Piazza della Cisterna, the main square of the town
- the Communal Palace (Palazzo Comunale)
- Piazza Duomo and the Collegiata Cathedral, with its bell tower “Campanile della Collegiata”
- the Church of Sant’ Agostino, housing many artworks from early Italian renaissance artists
- and, obviously, many Towers of San Gimignano
The entire “Historic Centre of San Gimignano” has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Volterra: an Unforgettable Town to Visit in Tuscany
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town, famous for its alabaster production and for its Etruscan walls of which there are stillstanding ruins.
Volterra is probably one of the most interesting town to visit during your Trip in Tuscany, thanks to its ancient history. In fact, Volterra was inhabited since the Iron Age and has been continuously inhabitated as a city since the 8th century BC, under the Etruscan domination.
During the panoramic road to Volterra, you will see its unique clay hills, where there are a lot of quarries of alabaster. As said, alabaster is one of the most used raw material from local craftsmen to make beautiful handmade artifacts.
What You Will Admire during Your Private Tour in Volterra
Once arrived in Volterra, our expert guide will let you admire the impressive Roman Theatre, built during the 1st century bc and excavated in the 1950s, and he will 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)
- 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. In Volterra you will have free time for your shopping or to get lost in the history of this town.
Tuscan Wines: Taste The Italy! (Optional)
If you say Italy, you’re saying Wine. The Chianti is probably the most famous Tuscan wine all over the world. But it’s not the only wine in Tuscany.
Guided Tour in Local Wineries: Enjoy Only Original Italian Wine
In Volterra, we will have a wine degustation in a local cellar, with local wines. You can taste the Original Tuscan Chianti, the Vernaccia, the Vin Santo of the Chianti, the Brunello and many other Italian Good Wines.
Discover the Taste of the Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil
An italian degustation is not complete if you don’t taste, with the wine, some local food and a classic slice of bread with the delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced only with local olives.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||From your Hotel / Accommodation|
|DURATION||About 8 hours|
|SUGGESTED WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
|Group||1-4 People, 5-6 People, 7-8 People, Rates subject to 10% more from 1st May to 30th July and 1st September to 15th October|
Departure From Your Accommodation
Visit in San Gimignano
Visit in Volterra
Optional: Tuscan Wine and Olive Oil Degustation
Return at your Accommodation
Prices of The Tour1-4 People: 500,00€
5-6 People: 540,00€
7-8 People: 560,00€
Rates subject to 10% more from 1st May to 30th July and 1st September to 15th October:
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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.
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