PRIVATE TOUR Full-Day: "Francigena Way" in Chianti with Lunch and 2 Wineries

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  • 11 hr

Discover the "Via Francigena" in one day! An incredible experience surrounded by the beauty and history of Tuscany! Spend a day on the Chianti roads, along the old "Francigena Way", which was crossed by Charle Magne and by pilgrims to Rome. A fantastic experience traveling between the Chianti hills and the wonderful city of: • Siena (UNESCO Heritage Site) • San Gimignano (famous for its Medieval Towers) • Monteriggioni Castle (a outpost built by the Republic of Siena and a strategic point of control of passages on the Via Francigena). We'll have a lunch in a typical Tuscan farm and two wine tastings in two historic wineries. Our drivers will guide you through the beautiful hills and picturesque villages of Tuscany, showing you the most interesting places and the extraordinary work of expert craftsmen. You will have the possibility to taste renowned wines and other typical products like olive oil, Sienese sweets, cheeses, balsamic vinegar and truffle. Take a look "What to expect "!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Pek Tuscany In Limo

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Gimignano

Our english speaking driver - escort will pick you up at your location (B&B, hotel or private apartment). We will drive through the sweet Siena hills, amidst olive-groves, cypress trees and vineyards up to the Medieval town of San Gimignano. Free visit of the village San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town not far from Siena. Known as the “Town of Fine Towers”, during the Middle Ages there were more than 70 towers in the city. Now it is a real open-air museum, where it seems to walk in the medieval period. The town also is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine: Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. In the main square don’t forget to taste the best ice cream in the world and in the streets of the village you can admire the extraordinary work of expert craftsmen. You can also climb the tower-museum (Torre Rognosa) to see an incredible panorama.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne

After the visit of the city of San Gimignano we will move to a typical tuscan farm for a lunch and a wine tasting. This winery farm promotes the Italian genuine wine & food culture all over the world. A beautiful Italian experience to learn the best combinations beetween wine & food, the glass etiquette, the secrets of Italian cuisine, Tuscan wine-making techniques and more. Wine tasting with: Chianti Riserva, Super Tuscan, Sangiovese, Nobile di Montepulciano and white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Balsamic Vinegar tasting, Truffle, Extra Olive Oil tasting. 3 course Lunch with Lasagna or homemade pasta, Bruschettas, Tuscan ham, Tuscan cold cuts with Pecorino of Pienza cheese and more.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Siena

After lunch we will move to Siena for a free visit of the city. Siena is a historic city on the region of Tuscany and is the capital of the province of Siena. This city is well known for its gorgeous architecture and beautiful main square, the “Piazza del Campo”. Furthermore Siena has a historic city centre that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, Siena is also known for its legendary Palio horse race, that takes place twice a year and draws hundreds of spectators. The most interesting things to see in Siena are: the famous Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, the Baptistery and the wonderful small streets of the historic center such as “Via di città”.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Fattoria Lornano

In the late afternoon we will move to Lornano village. Now we are ready for the second wine tasting experience in this wonderful winery farm before to come back : Lornano winery is genuine small farm in the Chianti, where wine has been produced for a long time. Here we will have a second special wine tasting. The wine production of this farm is delicious and conducted in the old way … few bottles, but with a special flavor.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monteriggioni

After the wine tasting we will move at Monteriggioni Castle for a last stop. Monteriggioni Castle, is one of the most incredible and representative Tuscan villages of the medieval period. A castle built by the Republic of Siena and a strategic point of control of passages on the Via Francigena. The Castle has a spectacular walkway on the walls, where you can see the Chianti valley and you can visit the museum of medieval weapons . After visiting the Castle of Monteriggioni we’ll return to your location, hotel, B&B or private flat.

Duration: 1 hour
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