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  • Florence: San Gimignano & Volterra Day Trip with Food & Wine

    1. Florence: San Gimignano & Volterra Day Trip with Food & Wine

    See the Tuscan gems of San Gimignano and Volterra on a day trip from Florence. Admire the fascinating Tuscan landscape with its rolling hills on the way. Top off your trip with a stop at a scenic winery to enjoy the sunset. Meet your guide in Florence and hop on a comfortable minivan to reach San Gimignano. Get a brief introduction about the city's history and its countless towers. Savor a delicious wine tasting session with light snacks. Stop at a popular gelato shop, winner of the world gelato championship, and order some for yourself from this master ice cream maker. After a guided walking tour, enjoy some free time to shop around the boutiques of the city center. Visit a local winery for a mouth-watering lunch in a unique venue offering spectacular views. Then, proceed to Volterra to enjoy another guided walking tour. Visit local monuments and iconic attractions. Have the chance ...

  • San Gimignano & Volterra: Private Transfer from Florence

    2. San Gimignano & Volterra: Private Transfer from Florence

    Spend a full day in the beautiful towns of San Gimignano and Volterra, exploring them at your own pace. Visit as many places of interest as you wish, spending as much time as you want at each destination. Go to Priori square, the Roman theater, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Climb one of the many towers of San Gimignano and much more… Get suggested itineraries if you are not sure on what to see. Be picked up in the morning by your friendly English, or Spanish speaking driver from your hotel in Florence city center, with a transfer back to your hotel at the end of the day. Relax in an equipped minivan with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The tour will approximately last 8 hours.

  • San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

    3. San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

    Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.

    We had a wonderful day with our guide, and saw more than we ever anticipated. He knew the history so well, and we had some very interesting discussions. Lunch was outstanding!

  • From Florence: Trip to San Gimignano, Volterra and Bolgheri

    4. From Florence: Trip to San Gimignano, Volterra and Bolgheri

    Discover the medieval villages of San Gimignano, Volterra, and Bolgheri with private transfer by minivan and an expert local driver. Explore each town at your own pace and admire the picturesque Tuscan countryside as you travel. Visit San Gimignano, defined as the Medieval Manhattan for its unusual skyline. See up-close the famous towers of this charming Tuscan hill town. Next stop, Volterra or the home of the Volturi in the "Twilight Saga." See the beautiful Etruscan architecture of this walled mountaintop town and marvel at the dramatic views around you. Then, arrive at Bolgheri, home of "Bolgheri Sassicaia" named the Best Wine in The World in 2018. See the vineyards and local wineries as you wander the winding streets and feel free to ask your driver for any recommendations.

  • Private Shore Excursion to San Gimignano & Volterra

    5. Private Shore Excursion to San Gimignano & Volterra

    Visit 2 beautiful Tuscan towns on this 9-hour private shore excursion from Livorno to the Chianti wine region communes of San Gimignano and Volterra. Traveling by luxury Mercedes Benz sedan or minivan, drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany, stopping at San Gimignano, which earned its nickname as the “Manhattan of Tuscany” from the towers built by noble families as a visual demonstration of their power and wealth. Walk along narrow streets, admiring the remaining towers dotted among old buildings. Go to the unusual triangular Piazza Cisterna, and stop at Piazza del Duomo, site of the Collegiata Romanesque cathedral, known for its fine frescoes. Continue west to Volterra, a trading center since the days of the Etruscans. Perched on a rocky plateau, and surrounded by medieval ramparts, Volterra’s sights include the lovely Piazza dei Priori, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy...

  • From Florence: Private Full-Day Trip to Tuscany

    6. From Florence: Private Full-Day Trip to Tuscany

    Discover Tuscany on this private full-day trip from Florence. Go back in time and learn about the history of Tuscany as you visit ancient sites like the stronghold of San Gimignano, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the Fortezza Medicea of Volterra, and much more. After being picked up from downtown Florence, enjoy a scenic view of the countryside as you drive to San Gimignano. This beautiful stronghold is one of the most popular attractions in Tuscany. During the trip, marvel at San Gimignano's ancient towers, visit the historic Piazza Duomo, and soak in the atmosphere at Piazza della Cisterna. Then, proceed to Volterra and stroll through the cobbled streets to reach an array of historical sites. See remarkable discoveries such as Etruscan tombs built hundreds of years before Christ, elaborate Roman baths, and an incredible theater excavated from rocks. The stop at the set of The T...

    Alessandro was top rate in every way. He was knowledgeable, flexible, friendly and a pleasure to spend a day with. He was in contact before our trip and kept the line of communication open. He is a native of Florence and his lifetime of exposure to the area was evident at every turn. In addition to knowing a lot, he showed a genuine enthusiasm for his work and for his native territory. You could not choose a better person to guide you around this beautiful part of the world.

  • Rome: Twilight Scenes of Volterra Tour

    7. Rome: Twilight Scenes of Volterra Tour

    A guided tour of Volterra will take you on a discovery not only of its artistic and historical beauties, but also its most mysterious aspects. Your tour of Volterra begins with your entrance into the city center through the Porta all'Arco: from there you will be immediately projected into an atmosphere full of mystery that will accompany you to the narrow Vicolo Mazzoni. In a small and steep alley containing dappled sunlight, you will discover the manhole where Edward and Bella stop for a passionate kiss. This is a fundamental stop for fans of the novel and for those who want to relive its romantic atmosphere. From Vicolo Mazzoni it is possible to reach Piazza dei Priori, for centuries the city's political heart where the austere Palazzo dei Priori stands out. Among the frescoed walls with bright colors inside, other events of the novel take place, and from its windows it is possible t...

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Alessandro was top rate in every way. He was knowledgeable, flexible, friendly and a pleasure to spend a day with. He was in contact before our trip and kept the line of communication open. He is a native of Florence and his lifetime of exposure to the area was evident at every turn. In addition to knowing a lot, he showed a genuine enthusiasm for his work and for his native territory. You could not choose a better person to guide you around this beautiful part of the world.

It was an amazing tour, our guide was so nice and showed us everything possible! Our guide also used small streets far away from the tourists to show us the fantastic landscape

We had a wonderful day with our guide, and saw more than we ever anticipated. He knew the history so well, and we had some very interesting discussions. Lunch was outstanding!

Good, prepared and engaging guide .. then Volterra has put its secret charm into it.

An unforgettable experience

Excellent work by the guide Mare, unforgettable lunch at Carmela's house