San Gimignano & Chianti Villages

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The San Gimignano & Chianti Villages tour with Tuscan Trip is your choice
of a half or full day excursion in the Chianti region of Tuscany. Famous
for its Chianti wine, we will of course visit a Tuscan vineyard for a wine
tasting opportunity. This tour excursion is available every day.

Besides the wine, the Chianti region is also well known for breathtaking
countryside panoramic views. During the scenic drive we will stop to
explore medieval towns, castles, and ancient towers dating back to the 14th
and 15th centuries located in the village of Castellina in Chianti and the
UNESCO World Heritage Site of the medieval walled town of San Gimignano.

You’ll learn about the history of the rivalry between the families in the
medieval villages and neighboring towns, browse in unique local artisan
shops, enjoy the local flavors, and experience the charming views of the
picturesque cobblestone streets and alleyways lined with ancient stone
buildings.

 

If you are traveling with children, we provide a special activity for kids
to engage them to learn more about the history in an exciting way. Time
permitting, we will also visit Monteriggioni or perhaps another medieval
village or point of interest you may have. Those who have read Dante’s
Inferno may recall the reference to the village of Monteriggioni. Likewise,
those who are familiar with the video game “Assassin’s Creed” may recognize
the scenery there that was used for two of their games.

Contact us to find out more specific details, obtain a quote, check our availability for your travel dates, and to book your excursion. We provide transportation from your accommodation in Tuscany, the Port of Livorno if you are visiting Italy by a cruise ship, or can meet you at the train station of our first stop of the tour. There will be  opportunities for wine tasting, sampling local foods, shopping in artisan shops, and time for lunch. We look forward to meeting you soon!