Tuscany Tour in San Gimignano and Volterra
Private day tour for visiting San Gimignano and Volterra with luxury sedan or minivan and English speaking driver.
Sightseeing daytrip in Tuscany to San Gimignano and Volterra with transportation with car service from Siena, Florence, Chianti (Greve, Gaiole, Castellina, Radda), Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Arezzo and from all Tuscany.
- Private daytrip in San Gimignano and Volterra from Tuscany with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany
- Learn all about the history of San Gimignano and Volterra and view their beautiful medieval architecture
- View the charming streets and squares of San Gimignano and enjoying amazing views of Tuscany from its towers
- The best of Volterra: from the impressive Etruscan town walls to the medieval town center
Discover two of the most beautiful and charming Tuscan hill towns with a day tour in Tuscany with private driver and limousine service visiting San Gimignano and Volterra.
The tour in Tuscany starts in the beautiful hill town of Volterra, a real gem of Tuscany with amazing views of the Tuscan landscape. From the impressive and ancient Etruscan town walls to the medieval Town Hall Palazzo dei Priori, from the Roman ruins of the ancient Roman theater to the craft shops specialized in the manufacture of alabaster, you will discover the secrets and delights of this gorgeous Tuscan town, rich in history and mysterious charm.
This area in the heart of Tuscany is also very well known since the Middle Ages for the production of saffron and for its excellent Tuscan wines. The stop for lunch can be organized in a local family-run farm and winery, having lunch on a terrace with a beautiful view of the Tuscan landscape with a traditional Tuscan tasting menu paired with the excellent Tuscan wines.
Along a stretch of scenic road through the hills of Tuscany, tour continues in San Gimignano, where you will have the chance to visit the extraordinary and original medieval town center with the high Medieval city walls, the Town Hall, and the tall stately towers, from which the name of Medieval Manhattan. It will seem as if you are truly reliving that unique atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The Tour in Tuscany ends strolling and exploring the San Gimignano town center, with the typical craft shops and Italian Gelaterie, sitting outdoors, you can enjoy the excellent Italian gelato and the Tuscan atmosphere of this gorgeous Tuscan hill town.
Departure available from:
- The day tour in Tuscany visiting San Gimignano and Volterra is a private tour available from all Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Arezzo, Certaldo, Castelfiorentino, Perugia, Assisi and from all Umbria and Italy.
- approximately 8/9 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Local tour guide for walking tours (on request)
- Traditional Tuscan lunch with wine tasting (on request)
Volterra: Inhabited since the Iron Age, from VII – VI BC, it developed, thanks to the iron and copper mines, to becomes one of the 12 Etruscan city states belonging to the league. Benefitting from powerful walls to defend themselves against invasion from the Gauls, nothing could defend them from the rising power of Rome, which it had to submit to in the III Century BC. During the Middle Ages it was an important diocese, and it was administered by the Bishop, until the XIII Century, when the citizens were able to rebel and establish a free municipality. Divided by Guelfs and Ghibellines, and above all by the cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena, centuries of internal strife and battles followed, resolved by the final annexation of the city to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in the XVI Century. The city is also famous today for alabaster, easily found in the caves of the area. Many, in fact, are the craft shops specializing in the processing of this material, from which small sculptures, ornaments and jewellery are produced.
Do not miss! Etruscan Walls, Porta all’Arco, Palazzo dei Priori (Town Hall), Roman theater
San Gimignano: Probably of Etruscan origin, the town was able to emerge and assert itself during the Medieval period. In 1199 it became a free municipality, and in the following century consolidated its strength and independence to balance on a flourishing trade of agricultural commodities, such as saffron, and a strong financial economy. This allowed it to develop a rich and powerful aristocracy that enriched the city itself of public works (residential towers). For its geographical position, it passed many times between the hands of the Guelfs and Ghibellines, and between Florence and Siena, then, exhausted and hit hard by the Black Death of 1348, it surrendered voluntarily and permanently to the republic of Florence.
Do not miss! Piazza della Cisterna, Medieval Walls, Torre Grossa, Torre Rognosa, Palazzo del Municipio (Town Hall)