SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, MONTERIGGIONI, CHIANTI
Crossing the beautiful Chianti hills we arrive at the Medieval hilltop gem of Monteriggioni, with its still intact walls. Here you can drink in the history and relive the atmosphere of olden times.
Our day continues to the stately Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and the Palio horse race. Follow our guide to the suggestive Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico stands with its Torre del Mangia. Visit Piazza del Duomo and be impressed by the imposing, stunning Cathedral, one of the finest achievements of Italian Gothic.
Before leaving Siena you will be served a light lunch in a cozy restaurant where, together with genuine Tuscan products, you will savour locally produced traditional pastries: Ricciarelli, Panforte and Cantuccini. The next stop is San Gimignano famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO! The visit is free for independent sightseeing, strolling around the narrow streets and admiring the relaxing landscape. After, we move into the Chianti area, with its picture-postcard landscapes. You have the chance to taste the best Chianti red wine in a rustic wine estate along with home-made snacks and sampling of wines and oil.
** Free pick-up service from Hotel or closest meeting point (if centrally located) **