San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena
Learn the history of the conflicts and triumphs of San Gimignano, the Town of Fine Towers. See the ancient art of sculpting alabaster in Volterra.
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Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century.
Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine.
Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.