Siena e San Gimignano: a spasso nel tempo
Today you will have a fascinating experience in the heart of Tuscany, accompanied by a local guide and a private driver. Together you will explore 2 medieval hill towns: Siena and San Gimignano, an engaging journey back in time. In the morning you will reach Siena, a jewel of medieval art and more, where you will admire the splendid gothic cathedral, decorated with polychrome local marble, which houses inside masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini, the headquarters of Monte dei Paschi, the oldest bank in the world still in business, you will get lost in the narrow streets of the center and then find yourself in the great Piazza del Campo, considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world, famous for the Palio, the exciting horse race that takes place here every year on July 2 and August 16. After a tasty lunch break you will move to San Gimignano, famous for its medieval towers, still preserved after more than 900 years. Crossing Porta San Giovanni, to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of medieval architecture, you will reach the central squares of the Cistern and the Cathedral, where stands the Collegiate Church, which preserves inside splendid fourteenth-century frescoes by Sienese painters. You will have the opportunity to stop in suggestive places, where you can enjoy a splendid panorama of the Chianti hills. For wine lovers, during the visit it will be possible to taste a glass of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the characteristic white wine of the area.