Stretching from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea with its spectacular cities, scenery, and landscapes, Tuscany is one of Italy’s top vacation destinations. Tuscany is rich with artistic heritage, ancient hill towns, museums, churches, great wine and food, and beautiful countryside. Tuscany offers unrivaled pure nature, crystal clear sea and rich sea floor. Once you arrive you will notice the magnificent sceneries, the breathtaking Gulf of Baratti, the sites of Vulci, Pitigliano, and Vetulonia necropolis guards.
Castles, medieval abbeys, villages, and beautiful towns are scattered over the whole region. Tuscany is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures in the history of art and science.
This region is also well-known for producing wine, including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and Morellino di Scansano.
The main tourist destinations in Tuscany are Florence, Pisa, Grosseto, and the most visited destination Castiglione della Pescaia. Particularly popular spots are Siena, Lucca, the Chianti region, Versilia, and Val d’Orcia.
Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves and has seven localities that are designated World Heritage Sites such as the historical center of Siena, the Cathedral square of Pisa, the historic center of Florence and several others.
Departing from Florence, your first stop will be the UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Gimignano. This splendid Italian medieval town is most famous for its Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, saffron, and Santa fina pottery. Once you arrive don’t forget to enjoy its marvelous churches, magnificent towers, palaces and the best gelato in the world. You can wander around and explore the wonderful Piazza della Cisterna known for the ancient architecture.
Afterwards, you will discover the unique Chianti countryside, where you can taste some Italian lunch and have a glass of local wine. You can use your free time to explore the monumental chapel, churches and the fascinating panoramic terrace of the villa. Sitting on the wine barrels you will taste the best of Chianti countryside, homemade local wine called Chianti Clasico and enjoy in the typical Tuscan lunch including cheeses, local pastries, pasta, and some meat. While you are there take a walk in the lovely colored garden of the villa and smell a different kind of flowers and luxurious plants.
Later on, the trip will continue to the exquisite Siena, where your expert guide will introduce you to the history, traditions and culture of this stunning city. You will learn more about the Cathedral, Palazzo Comunale and the enchanting Piazza del Campo.
Later in the afternoon you will hop a bus back to Florence.
Duration: 11 hours