San Gimignano, a small fortified town, is famous for its architecture and its beautiful medieval towers that make the city profile truly unique.
In the most prosperous period, the wealthy families of San Gimignano came to build 72 towers as a symbol of their well-being and power. Of these, 14 remain today which contribute to making the city atmosphere even more fascinating.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990, San Gimignano is one of the small pearls of the province of Siena and also offers excellent local products such as saffron and white wine called Vernaccia of San Gimignano.
Siena, a charming medieval town in the center of Tuscany, which is 40 km from San Gimignano, counts among the main attractions to see Piazza del Campo, located in the heart of the city and Palazzo Pubblico, the red brick town hall overlooking Piazza del Campo. The Civic Museum hosts many treasures of Sienese art, including some interesting frescoes on the role of the government. Climbing up the Torre del Mangia you can admire the whole city from above.
Heading towards the Piazza del Duomo you can visit the interior of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo from where you can enjoy another beautiful view of the city, and the crypt. Inside the Cathedral you will certainly appreciate the splendid stories of the pavement and the Piccolomini Library. In the National Picture Gallery of Siena there are some masterpieces by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti, to name a few.
Last but not least, Santa Maria della Scala, in front of the Duomo. It is one of the first examples of “hospital” (intended as a place of hospitality) in Europe, which welcomed pilgrims who went to Rome. Today it is a museum and hosts numerous temporary exhibitions.
To fully enjoy the beauties of these two destinations we suggest daily tours of at least 8 hours.
We recommend a tour of at least 8 hours to explore the streets of Chianti, about 70 km from Florence, with a scheduled stop at farms where it will be possible to taste wines and food of rare delicacy.
You have the possibility of having lunch or dinner on farms in quality restaurants. Upon request we can indicate the names of companies, restaurants etc.
The famous Leaning Tower and the Cathedral make Pisa known all over the world; the city offers many interesting attractions to visit, to name a few the Palazzo dell’Orologio or the characteristic Borgo Stretto, a narrow street of medieval origin with a series of arcades, ancient shops and shops that always arouse a certain interest both in the usual passers-by and in the tourists, and it is worth spending at least one day here given the 84 km distance from Florence.
Arriving in the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli, the eye is undoubtedly captured by the Tower and, we cannot deny it, the experience of climbing to its top is incredible and absolutely not to be missed.
Just 21 km away from Pisa and 78 km from Florence stands the ancient town of Lucca, one of the most beautiful and beloved art cities in Tuscany, a stop that cannot really be missed in a classic itinerary to discover the region.
The large shopping center for the most prestigious international fashion brands is about 50 minutes by car from our city. It can be reached by an excellent and economical shuttle service, which includes numerous daily trips, by a special service organized by The Mall itself, by taxi or also by our usual personal service with driver.