Siena and San Gimignano shore excursion from Livorno
Livorno shore trip to Siena & San Gimignano
The two best preserved medieval towns of Tuscany
Meet your driver-guide and depart to Siena, on the way he/she provides pertinent information about the history, the culture, the spirit of the area you will be traveling through.
Siena and San Gimignano are considered to medieval towns because they preserved, almost untouched, their ancient town planning and shape of the buildings.
Your driver-guide will introduce you into the knowledge of this gorgeous towns and, once arrived, provides maps and information for moving easily around the area. He/she can point out the right restaurants or will simply ensure that you get out of your trip whatever you are looking for, fun, culture, sights, landscapes, shopping.
After the departure from Livorno, travel in relax through the countryside as far as Castelfalfi, a lovely medieval village, just to stretch your legs and take some pictures of the area. Afterwards proceed to Siena, located in the true hearth of Tuscany.
In Siena is easy to walk around, the old town is entirely pedestrian, enjoy the ambiance of this unique town walking along its streets and alleys, admire Piazza del Campo theater of the renown Palio (the Summer traditional horse race) framed by medieval private red bricks buildings and by the imposing Palazzo Comunale with the Torre del Mangia.
Continue your walk as far as the unmissable Duomo, the most beautiful and important church of the town. The facade is reach of decorations and statues and introduces the gorgeous inside of the building which is simply amazing: beautiful marble carved floors, stucco works at the ceiling, marble altars and frescoes. the senese art at its best!
Around noon depart to San Gimignano, on the way you may choose to stop for lunch in the lovely walled village of Monteriggioni or in a local wine farm for a light lunch/wine tasting.
In the afternoon visit San Gimignano, the so-called medieval Manhattan because of the tall tower-houses built into the village and still standing since then. Besides the colorful shops, worth seen are the Cathedral, the Augustinian church and the two main squares.