Siena and San Gimignano
Often described as Tuscany's most beautiful hill town and home of the world's first bank, Siena is most famous today for the great horserace, the Palio, held during July and August each year. Depart your hotel in Florence at 9:00 a.m. for Siena, where you will meet your guide and enjoy a two hour tour of the major monuments of this historical city, including the stunning Piazza del Campo where the Palio is held, the Palazzo Pubblico and Siena’s fascinating Duomo, home to a collection of works by Bernini, Michelangelo and Donatello.
An optional short tour of a portion of the Underground Tunnels can be arranged in advance at additional cost. Enjoy lunch in a local trattoria (to be paid separately), then drive through the Sienese hills to San Gimignano, a 10th century hill town called the "Manhatten" of Tuscany because of the 15 medieval towers that form its skyline. Wander the charming cobblestone streets and enjoy the afternoon on your own before returning to your hotel.
Entry fees and lunch cost are additional and are to be paid by the client at the site.