Project Description

Siena and San Gimignano: medieval Tuscany

This one-day itinerary will take you on a real journey through time to make you rediscover the medieval charm of Tuscany. You will learn about the history of this fascinating Italian region and visit Siena and San Gimignano, cities known for having preserved their original architecture and their ancient traditions.

This tour offers roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Florence/Rome, or from the main stations, airports and ports, to Siena, offering you a suggestive panoramic view of the Chianti countryside during the journey.
Our bilingual guide, expert in art history, will lead you through an accessible path designed specifically to help you discover the authenticity of Tuscan life through the most important squares and places of interest in these cities.

San Gimignano
San Gimignano
Siena Cathedral skyline
Siena Cathedral
Siena San Gimignano
Siena Piazza dei Miracoli

The first stop will be Siena, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Tuscany, rich in monuments, noble palaces and museums.
Its millennial history dates back to the time of the Etruscans: legend has it, however, that Senio and Aschio, sons of Remo, fled from Rome and founded Siena at the end of a mythical and very long “Palio alla lunga”.
Between 1150 and 1300 a plethora of great artists committed themselves to the creation of extraordinary monuments, especially the fully accessible Cathedral. The tour will start from the discovery of this magical place and its incredible architecture.
Later on, you will visit the Palazzo Comunale in Piazza del Campo, the famous shell-like square which twice per summer hosts the famous and traditional horse race named “Palio”.

For lunch, Outreach’s private accessible van will take you to a farm located right next to San Gimignano, where you can enjoy traditional Tuscan dishes paired with fine local wines, famous all over the world for their quality.

After lunch, the tour continues to San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most incredible examples of a medieval city.
San Gimignano, which stands out for its famous medieval towers, is located along the Via Francigena, on the hills of the upper Val D’Elsa.
Famous for its vernaccia, saffron and the ceramics of Santa Fina, San Gimignano is the perfect place to fully understand the traditions rooted in the Tuscan territory.