Visiting Siena for a whole morning is a unique opportunity to see its historic center, monuments and all the secrets that lie behind one of the most heartfelt competitions in Italy: the Palio.
The heart of the city, Piazza del Campo, is the place where this competition comes to life, twice a year - July 2 and August 16. From the square branch out the three main city streets that you will be able to visit while our guide will reveal the stories of this incredible event and the 17 districts. An eternal rivalry and a great common passion make Siena a wonderful city able to preserve its traditions despite the passing of the years. Experience the festive atmosphere around this event will be a memorable experience.
At the end of the first part of the tour, you can enjoy a good Tuscan lunch based on traditional cuisine and typical local dishes. After this relaxing break, you can enjoy your free time in the last stage of the day: San Gimignano, an enchanted village situated on a hill overlooking the Val d'Elsa. Its old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 for having preserved almost perfectly the characteristics of a city of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
The heart of San Gimignano is Piazza del Duomo, the heart of the religious and political life of the town.
San Gimignano is one of the most visited places in Tuscany for the majesty of its architecture, the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the quality of the wine produced. We strongly recommend you to admire the beauties of this place, appreciating its charm and atmosphere. You'll want to come back as soon as possible.
- Private tours for small groups
- Departure from an agreed check-point or pick-up at the hotel
- Professional guide
- Visit of Siena
- Typical Tuscan lunch
- Visit of San Gimignano
- Return to the agreed check-point or drop off at the hotel
- Tour duration: about 5 hours including lunch
- Spoken languages: Italian, English and Spanish + German on request