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Siena San Gimignano Tour
Duration tour: 8 hours
This tour will take you in the charming nature of Tuscany, a region famous all over the world for its history, wine and food of great excellence. First stop of the journey is Siena, probably the italian’s loveliest medieval city and, even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days, it is really worth a visit. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was firstly founded by the Etruscans (c. 900 400 BC), inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. On that very site a Roman town called Saina Julia was founded at the time of the Emperor Augustus. It was during the early 13th century that the construction of the Siena Cathedral (Duomo) was completed. During the same period the Piazza del Campo grew in importance as the centre of secular life. Nowadays, in this square the famous Palio horserace takes place twice a year, involving the entire population and considered one of the most important events in the life of the Sienese people. All the streets were built in order to reach this square that was used also as market place or as the location for various sporting events. Today, in Piazza del Campo, there are many shops selling fine wines, cheeses and many other delicious Italian foods. Next stop is San Gimignano, a small town in Tuscany. Built by the Etruscans on a hill dominating the Val d’Elsa, it preserves the charm and the atmosphere of an isolated medieval town. In the past it was a vibrant center of artistic excellence, you will see the many works of art held in the museums and adorning convents and churches. San Gimignano gave hospitality to Dante Alighieri, Tuscan ambassador of the Guelfa cause. Many artistic itineraries can be followed during the visit of San Gimignano: the Cathedral, Palazzo Comunale, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Archeological Museum, the Apothecary of S. Fina and the Church of S. Agostino. Our itineraries can be personalized according to your exigencies.
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel
- Luxury air conditioned vehicle
- Professional driver
- Tolls, parking and luggage handling
- Flexible itinerary
- Admission fees if not mentioned
- Complete information are included in your reservation voucher.
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