SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO
You will be enchanted by this dreamy, relaxing excursion through the vineyards and olive trees of the Chianti countryside,
with its delightful hills and ever-changing scenery; through the wide coach windows, you will be able to admire the
ancient medieval hamlet of Monteriggioni, surrounded by its famous walls and battlements, which has survived intact through the centuries.
A professional guide awaits you in Siena, to take you on a guided tour of the old city centre: walking up and down the steep medieval streets,
admiring the splendid palaces and ending up at the Cathedral where you will be struck by the inspiring interior, before entering the splendid
Piccolomini Library and the adjacent Cathedral Works Museum. The guided tour will end in Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful in the world,
where you will be able to admire the Palazzo Pubblico and its elegant Mangia belfry (exterior).
Free time for lunch or for further exploration on your own.Departure for San Gimignano,
a small medieval town that has remained unchanged since the 16th century, due to a decree issued by
Cosimo 1st de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany; situated on a hilltop, it is famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other
art treasures; you will be given free time to acquaint yourself with this fascinating city, so if you like, you can pop
into the Collegiata or Duomo where you will be dazzled by the spectacular frescoes by Lippo Memmi,
Taddeo di Bartolo, Bartolo di Fredi, Ghirlandaio and Benozzo Gozzoli.