San Gimignano & Volterra Full-Day Trip w/ Wine & Lunch
Spend a day driving through the rolling hills of Chianti with a private driver, visiting Volterra and San Gimignano, and sampling some of the best wines from our region over lunch. A wonderful opportunity to learn about the pre-Roman population (Etruscans), vineyards, medieval hilltop towns, towers, and typical farms through art, wine, and local cuisine.
1 Stop At: Volterra
The driver-escort will get you to your inn or one more picked area: ( B&B or private apartment) and will take you to see the countryside of Tuscany. The driver will take you through the Tuscan hills with a stunning view of vineyards, sunflowers, olive trees, and medieval towers. Volterra will be the first stop.
Volterra is a stunning hilltop city surrounded by walls. The town was built on top of one of the capitals of the ancient Etruscan civilization's Twelve Cities. It still has some of the original gates from that time, as well as a dedicated museum filled with Roman and Etruscan artifacts. The Baptistery, the ancient Roman theater, and the "Palazzo dei Priori" in the main square are the most interesting places to visit.
Duration: 2 hours
2 Stop At: Lunch in a typical Tuscany winery farm
We will relocate to a typical Tuscan farm for lunch. World-wide, this farm promotes Italian food and wine culture. A delightful Italian encounter to get familiar with the best mixes beetween wine and food, the glass manners, the privileged insights of Italian cooking, Tuscan wine-production methods and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Lunch with three courses, including homemade pasta, bruschetta, cold cuts, Pecorino cheese, prosciutto, salami, and more... Wine tastings with: Brunello di Montalcino, Sangiovese, Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia, and Super Tuscan are all varieties of Chianti.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Chianti Road
After the visit to the homestead, the visit go on through the well known "Chianti wine street" and the sweet Siena slopes, in the midst of olive-forests, cypress trees and grape plantations up to the Archaic town of San Gimignano.
3 Stop At: San Gimignano
Last stop in the afternoon at San Gimignano: It will take about an hour to visit the town and its magnificent towers.
San Gimignano is a medieval hill town with a small wall that is close to Siena. More than 70 towers stood in the city during the Middle Ages, earning it the moniker "Town of Fine Towers." It appears to walk back in time to the medieval era, and it is now a real open-air museum. The town is also known for its white wine, Golden Ham, and saffron: Vernaccia di San Gimignano is made from the Vernaccia grape, an ancient variety that grows on the area's sandstone hillsides. The best ice cream in the world (Gelateria Dondoli) can be sampled in the main square, and expert craftsmen's extraordinary work can be seen in the village's streets. You can also go up the tower museum (Torre Rognosa) to hear about the legend of the Devil's Tower and see an incredible view.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
The return is planned at 4.00 PM
in a mini-group
Volterra & San Gimignano
• Hotel pick up and drop-off
• WiFi on board
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Bottled water
• Wine tasting
• Visit of a Typical Tuscan Wine Farm