VOLTERRA - SAN GIMIGNANO


VOLTERRA – SAN GIMIGNANOFull Day Tour last 8-9h. Our suggestion is hire a guide with whom you will have a 2 hour walking tour of beautiful Volterra. Our tour guide will offer a deep explanation of this city with the options to visit churches and museums .If you do not want a guide ..Your English speaking driver or tour assistant are not authorized guides but rather a practical and valuable source to help you navigate point of interest. They will give you some general information about each place. While onboard the vehicle, the driver will orient you for your walk around each town. Please refer to the link on this website page explaining each professional
Your driver will meet you at the location where you will be staying inTuscany (Hotels, Villas, Agriturisms, Farms). At the end of your day you will be dropped off at the location you are staying however, if you wish to be dropped off elsewhere just let your driver know. Upon your departure your driver will decide which one of the cities will work thebest for the first stop of your tour. While driving through Volterra you will pass through two beautiful valleys, Val d Era and Val di Cecina, beautiful clay colored landscape, the BALZE. In Volterra you can visit Palazzo dei Priori, which is the the oldest city hall in Tuscany. TheMedici Fortress and the Cathedral are also places of interest. Very interesting is the Teatro Romano. One of the main activities to experience is to visit Alabaster laboratory.From Volterra to San Gimignano the drive is just 30 minutes long. The driver or the tour assistant will explain, on board the bus, all about the land you are driving through. You will be passing by the famous artistic installation of the local contemporary artist Mauro Staccioli the Most famous one called Primi Passi” ( First Steps) because it is a sort of telescope and frame pointing and including an old abandoned house in the valley where hisGrandparents used to live and where he lived his early years.Arriving in San Gimignano by car or van your driver can take you to Porta San Giovanni or Porta San Matteo; the 2 main Gates of San Gimignano . If arriving by bus you will disembark at the bus area where you will walk to the main entrance of the town. San Gimignano sits on a hilltop with an encircling wall for an unforgettable view. This Tuscan town is surrounded by fantastic stone walls that were once used to protect the people of the town. It is famousfor its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozentowers which are used as homes today. Two hours is the average time tourists wish to visit this charming town, however, some wish to extend their time walking, eating and shopping. Please let your driver know what you prefer to do.

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