LIVORNO - SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - LIVORNO


Driving Times by car and Minivan up to 8 seats + driver
  • Livorno - Siena: 2h
  • Siena - San Gimignano: 40 min
  • San Gimignano - Livorno: 1h 30min
By minibusses and busses driving times are 20% longer Busses have the engine limited at 100km/h – 60mls/H Minibuses and buses often have to follow the regulations of the checkpoints in the more important
Italian cities: Rome, Florence, Venice, Mantua, Montecatini, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano.
This is an access tax to the major Italian towns of historical and artistic interest. It refers to every
bus with 9 passengers + driver or more. Plase for more infos see the dedicated page in this website
http://www.privatetuscanytours.com/en/Helpful-information/

From Livorno we drive along the FI-PI-LI Superstrada for 30 km , than we must proceed along a National road driving throught different small town as Corazzano, La Serra, Castelfiorentino, Certaldo. Up to the time we can take advantage of the itinerary and stop in Certaldo , which is agreat Medieval Hamlet born place of Boccaccio (one of the most important 400th writer) You can reach the ancient part on top of the hill by a Funicolare Once in Poggibonsi ( a small industrialized town just between the 2 main city of Tuscany (Florence and Siena) is a strategic place where many way of comunication drive throught as Via Cassia, Via Francigena,From there we can follow the Firenze-Siena Superstrada. This Superstrada drive next to Colle Val D'Elsa, Monteriggioni and throught the Chianti area. Up to the time at your disposition we can decide to drive throught Colle Val D Elsa and Stop in Monteriggioni, instead of use the superstrada.
Along the way your Driver-Guide or your Tour Assistant will give you general infos about the places you'll drive throught

By Car or minivan (1-8 pax): Your driver will take you till the city centre of Siena usually in the Duomo Square. If you have hired an Authorised Guide in Siena you ll meet her/him at the San Domenico Square from where you'll start your guided tour of the city . Guide and driver will be in contact. After the tour and some free time for shpping, you'll meet again your driver usually at the Campo Square. In case you decide to do the tour on your own, your driver will provide you maps and will point you all the higlight of the city and you'll be informed about the driver's phone number. Meeting time and place will be arranged with the driver in advance. Usually the driver tend to drop you off at the highest point of Siena (the Dumo Square) and pick you up at the lowes spot: In front of Palazzo Pubblico (the city hall) in the Campo Square . So you have the opportuniy to walk down and not climb up.
At the arranged time you'll meet your driver to proceed toward San Gimignano.
Once arrived in San Gimignano( the town of beautifull tower), your drive will drop you off at the entrance of the town at San Giovanni Gate. Your driver will provide you maps and will point you all the higlight of the city. 1h and half is usually enought to visit this jewel. At the arranged time you'll meet your driver to go back to Livorno


By Minibus or Bus ( more than 8 passengers): For Sure you'll have the Tour Assistant with you and she already explaned about the city of Siena and San Gimignano wile you were driving on board of the bus. The bus-driver will pass by the Check Point area and than will drive you to the specific spot for the drop off and pick up of the groups at the Fortress. With the tour assistant you can have the orientation tour of the city. Please remind: if you like to have a deep guided tour of the city you must hire the Authorised guide of Siena. If you do not hire tour assistant and/or guides, the bus driver will provide you maps and his phone number. At the arranged time you'll meet your driver to proceed toward San Gimignano. Up to the time at your disposition you can stop in Monteriggioni. To reach the entrance of this small town you should wealk up a bit becouse busses can stop down to the feet of the hill where monteriggioni is . Just 10 minutes walking. Once arrived in San Gimignanothe bus driver will stop at the drop off and pick up place the same where is the check point office. With the tour assistant you can have the orientation tour of the city. Please remind: if you like to have a deep guided tour of the city you must hire the Authorised guide of San Gimignano. If you do not hire tour assistant and/or guides, the bus driver will provide you maps and his phone number. At the same spot you'll find your bus driver at the end of the tour. Unfortunatelly we are at the end of the tour. You'll leave San Gimignano on time to catch your cruise in Livorno Harbour.

Testimonials

  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Harbour to Florence and Pisa

    Santiago Family from POrtorico. Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence , back to the harbour. Thanks for travelling with us . Read more
  • Flavia Saiad

    After some days in Tuscany , here there are at the Station ready for another Italian's adventure Read more
  • Karen & Jhon from Boston

    E-mail dated back Septmber 2019
    Hi Sylvia - its' hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be a year since our wonderful trip to Tuscany and our three days of touring with you. We've told many, many people about our three days touring with you in Tuscany! We love to tell the story of the guy in the

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  • Judith Wolfe on Behalf of Linda Wolfe October 2018

    Dear Silvia,My customers have returned from their long extended trip to Italy. San Gimignano was their 1st stop.They said the tour you arranged was wonderful and the guide made it especially good, saying that he is one of the best they ever had.They also really enjoyed the lunch stop and view.Thank you... Read more
  • Mrs. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more