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Siena & Contrada, S. Gimignano, Chianti, Wine & Food Tasting

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A unique and authentic experience of Siena and its traditions, with guided tour of the old town and exclusive admission to the heart of a "Contrada". Discover San Gimignano and stop at a local winery.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
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Spanish, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • See Siena: exclusive opening of intimate and secret sights
  • Enjoy wonderful views of Tuscan rolling hills and Chianti countryside
  • Stop at a typical Winery with tasting of four excellent Chianti wines
Full description
Along the way that will lead you to Siena, stop at San Gimignano, a small and world famous walled town located on a hilltop, which remained intact through the centuries, renowned for its tall towers, wonderful frescoes and many other valuable works of art: here you will be led until the heart of the historical center, where you have free time at disposal for its fascinating discovery.

Upon arrival in Siena, after free time for lunch (at your own expense), meet your local guide. Take a comprehensive guided tour of the historic center, starting from its most beautiful square, Piazza del Campo. Walk along the narrow medieval streets of the city, flanked by splendid palaces and historic shops, until you reach the Museum and Oratory of a Contrada (when open), where you can experience the atmosphere of the authentic and most intimate soul of the town.

The “Contrade” (districts into which the city is divided) are the real core of local social life, where inhabitants of each district compete with each other, as they devote themselves to the preparation of the famous Palio horse-race. The Museum of a ”Contrada”, as well as its Oratory, is therefore the heart of the district. It is an intimate and secret place containing historical documents and wonderful relics of the famous Palio, as well as magnificent works of art which are normally not disclosed to the public.

If you wish, your tour can include a guided visit inside the famous Siena Cathedral, built in the 12th century, to discover the beauty of its treasures and works of art.
In the afternoon, stop at the charming historical hamlet of Monteriggioni, an amazing medieval village enclosed by its famous walls, which have remained standing to this day. Enjoy some free time to visit this village. Then, crossing the gently Chianti rolling hills, arrive at a small and typical winery where you will taste 4 fantastic wines and sample balsamic vinegar and locally produced delicacies. 
Includes
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Multilingual tour escort on board
  • Professional local guide in Siena
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Exclusive opening in Siena: Contrada's Museum and Oratory guided visit
  • Siena Cathedral guided visit with entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • Stop at a typical winery and taste excellent Chianti Wines
  • Visit the picturesque medieval Chianti Village, famous for its fortified town walls, colors, and charm
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

When you get there

Meeting point

Piazzale Montelungo (Montelungo Square), in front of the yellow sign with the local partner's name on it.

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Know before you go
• The escort service is provided by professional multilingual tour leader
• The local guide service could be provided in two languages
• When the Museum and the Oratory of the Contrada are not accessible, this visit will be replaced by another site of historic and cultural interest
• Please note that the order of the visits may change
• If the tour or the language cannot be confirmed, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
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Product ID: 4511