San Gimignano, Chianti Winery Lunch, and Montalcino Full-Day Tour
Wine tasting and light lunch consisting of typical Tuscan dishes
Snack with sliced cold meats and typical salami
Pick up and drop off from hotel
Self-guided tour of San Gimignano
Visit to a famous wine estate
Self-guided tour of Montalcino
Tour Participation Requirements
Spending the day exploring the Tuscan countryside is like traveling through history to medieval times. And your GoBe adventure introduces you to some of Tuscany's oldest and most well-preserved towns.
San Gimignano, the "Town of Fine Towers," is famous for its medieval architecture with ancient tower houses and palazzos in the Romanesque and Gothic styles. The Italian hill town is also known for Vernaccia, a white wine produced from the ancient variety of grapes grown on its sandstone hillsides. It boasts the distinction of being the region's only white wine to reach DOCG status.
After a stop in Monteriggioni, the ancient, crown-shaped fortress that once appeared on Italy's 100 lire currency, you will be treated to a classic Tuscan lunch at a Chianti winery. Feast on locally made salami, cheeses, and other regional favorites. Of course, no Italian meal would be complete without the accompaniment of exceptional wines, and you'll enjoy a taste of Chianti's finest.
Your journey continues through the Val d'Orcia region. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's where Sangiovese and Trebbiano wines are produced under the DOCG status. From here, you will come to the village of Montalcino. The hill town was built in the 13th century and was known in the middle ages for its tanneries and high-quality leather goods. Today, it is most popular for the Brunello di Montalcino wine, made from the grapes on its verdant hillsides. Unwind at one of the town's wine cellars for a tasting and sample some of the region's culinary delights.
By day's end, you'll return happy and satiated, having earned serious time traveler props.
A tale of two towers
You can tell how much power a man has by the size of his…tower? Such was the case in medieval San Gimignano. The Torrie dei Salvucci in the Piazza Doumo, also called the Torrie Gemelle (or Twin Towers) were built by the Salvucci family, the city's most prominent. Their bitter enemies, the Ardinghellis, built twin towers on the opposite side of the piazza to show them they weren't all that. Luckily, an ordinance prevented either from building any higher.
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