Guided tour of Tuscany, Monteriggioni, Certaldo and San Gimignano

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Guided tour of Tuscany - Monteriggioni, Certaldo and San Gimignano

Guided tour Monteriggioni, Certaldo and San Gimignano

This tour is available from Florence or Siena area or like shore excursion from Livorno harbour

Our itinerary for the guided tour of Monteriggioni, Certaldo and San Gimignano
You'll discover three Tuscan pearls off the Middle Ages: departure in the morning from your hotel towards Monteriggioni that we will reach in about 45 minutes from Florence. A wonderful example of small medieval stronghold perfectly preserved despite centuries, this is one of the best known and classic walled towns in Tuscany. It was built on a hill by the Sienese between 1213 and 1219 to overlook the ancient Roman road, the Via Cassia. This was a perfect position allowing for surveillance of the valleys below in the direction of the city of Florence, which was the historic enemy of Siena. 1 hour for relax and to visit. We'll continue the tour to San Gimignano with its splendid skyline made up of 13 towers. This 11th century town rises 334 meters above the Elsa Valley along the ancient “Via Francigena” on which traders and pilgrims going to Rome traveled.

 

San Gimignano prospered considerably during this period thanks to this route and all the inns that were built along its way to accommodate the pilgrims but as in all of Italy, the Black Plague of 1348 greatly reduced the population of San Gimignano and led the city into a grave economical depression and caused the town to submit to Florence’s rule in 1353. Later on in the centuries though, San Gimignano rediscovered its cultural importance and beauty together with its agriculture and eventually overcame its decline becoming the beautifully restored town it is today. Time for visits and for lunch. In early afternoon continue to Certaldo, or rather to Certaldo Alto, ancient village of Etruscan and Roman origin. Reach the top by cable leading into the heart of this magnificent example of Medieval architecture, the birthplace of the famous Italian writer Boccaccio. Free time for visits and in the late afternoon return back to your hotel.

 

Inclusion

  • Private Mercedes-Benz sedan or minivan
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • English speaking professional driver at your disposal during the all tour
  • Tax, tolls, parking fees, gasoline.
  • MEALS AND ENTRANCE FEES TO MUSEUMS ARE NOT INCLUDED


Price guided tour of Monteriggioni, Certaldo and San Gimignano

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We are a Travel agency - Tour operator based in Siena - Tuscany and our knowledge of the area will make all the difference in your tour.

We will offer you the opportunity to discover Tuscany through the most scenic areas on less busy secondary roads or bike paths.
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