The first part of this tour will be dedicated to the territory of Siena and starts with a visit of San Gimignano, the city of a hundred tower and also a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage site. Your tour escort will give you all the necessary information so you can make the most of your free time in the town’s historic center, where you will find local artisan shops and millenarian buildings. San Gimignano is also the birthplace of Vernaccia, a white wine produced exclusively here, famous for its high quality and also for being the first Italian DOCG wine.
From here you will go to Monteriggioni, the ancient crown-shaped fortress that adorned the head of Italy on the hold 100 lire currency. The same walls, which date back to the 12th century, are endowed with 14 tours that Dante likened to the Giants of Inferno on his Divine Comedy. After a brief visit, you will relax at a Chianti winery for a lunch of salami, cheeses and other local products, accompanied by a tasting of Chianti wines.
Your day will continue with a trip to Val d’Orcia, another jewel in the Tuscan territory and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. You will travel to Montalcino, which from its hill dominates the 1500 hectares of Brunello vineyards that have contributed to making the area world-famous. Your last stop will be in a local wine cellar where you will taste the renowned Brunello of Montalcino, which finds its place among the first of the Italian DOCG wines. You will visit the wine cellar and also taste typical local products.