Day-trip to Siena and San Gimignano

  

Private tour to Siena and San Gimignano, a wonderful daytrip to discover two gems of Tuscany

 

The day will start with your private limo picking you up at the hotel to reach San Gimignano (about one hour drive from Florence). You will visit this lovely town world famous for its numerous towers, a measure of its power during the Medieval times, when they were impressive in the same way of today's skyscrapers in New York.

 

After visiting San Gimignano there will be time for lunch in a typical trattoria to enjoy some great local food. If you wish, you can also take some time to stop to buy some of the delicious local product (oil, wine, cheese and more). After lunch your private limo will take you to Siena.

 

With its origins dating back to a thousand years BC when it was founded by the Etruscans, Siena is one of the most important centers of Tuscany for its art and culture. 

 

Your private guide (an art historian with official license from the municipal authority) will take you through the narrow streets of the historical center and make you discover the treasures of the city. The tour of Siena will include:

  • Piazza del Campo, the square world famous for the horse race
  • Mangia’s tower, completed in 1348, the second tallest in Italy  
  • Gaia Fountain, with decorations by Jacopo Della Quercia
  • Palazzo Pubblico, the Medieval town hall
  • Duomo, with decorations by Nicola Pisano and Ghirlandaio
  • Baptistry, with masterpieces from Donatello and Ghiberti
  • Church of San Domenico, with the relics of Santa Caterina
  • Palazzo Salmbeni, Medieval headquarter of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest bank in the world, still in business since 1472

 

After the visit to Siena, your private driver will drive you back to your hotel


Duration: 8 hours
Type of tour: Tour with limo

 

 

 

 

 


 

Alternative itinerary: Siena half day private tour 


If you are already in Siena, or you have your own transportation, you can visit the top touristic attractions with a three hours private tour. The itinerary within Siena is the same as above (so it will be just Siena and no San Gimignano)



Duration: 3 hours
Type of tour: Walking tour

 

 
 
 

Booking

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If you are visiting Tuscany you might be also interested in one of our

private tours in Florence