The first stop during our tour is San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the most splendid examples of a Medieval town.
The town, distinguished by its world famous, towered skyline, stands along the Via Francigena on the hills of upper Val D’Elsa. Also famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, saffron and the precious Santa Fina pottery, San Gimignano is an excellent place to start getting acquainted with Tuscany. You will have free time to visit every corner of the town and enjoy its beautiful squares, architecture, churches and side streets.
The day will continue with a guided tour of Siena, where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral and the Palazzo Comunale in Piazza del Campo. The shell shaped square is also the stage of the famous Palio horse race that is run twice every Summer.
In the afternoon we will visit the Chianti Classico area, taking in its charming scenic views including a visit to the exterior of Monteriggioni fortress. Here you will have the pleasure of experiencing an itinerary through taste while touring a famous wine estate that produces Chianti Classico, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and aromatic herbs.