Private Tuscany’s Top Hill Towns: San Gimignano, Volterra and Certaldo Day Trip

Travel back in time through a fascinating full-day excursion to discover the best Tuscan hilltop towns!
Discover the charm of perfectly preserved Medieval historical centers and remain speechless in front of breathtaking views overlooking the wonderful Tuscan countryside surrounding you!
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Florence, Italy
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Travel back in time through a fascinating full-day excursion to discover the best Tuscan hilltop towns!
Discover the charm of perfectly preserved Medieval historical centers and remain speechless in front of breathtaking views overlooking the wonderful Tuscan countryside surrounding you!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Certaldo Italy

Meet your private driver at your Hotel and get ready for a delightful day trip that will give you the opportunity to discover the most beautiful Tuscan hilltop towns in one day!

The first stop is in Certaldo, an enchanting Medieval village renowned as Boccaccio’s birthplace. This ancient village, located on the Via Francigena, as many Tuscan towns is divided in two parts, one modern and one medieval, located on the top of a hill. Stroll along the cozy narrow streets of the city center will be a real pleasure!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cathedral of Volterra, Piazza San Giovanni, 56048, Volterra Italy

Left Certaldo, the tour will reach the Etruscan town of Volterra, famous all over the world for the alabaster craft. Visit by your own of this magic and mysterious city, which origins date more than 3000 years ago. It is possible to find evidence and traces from every historical period, which gives the artistic city a unique aspect. You will be able to admire the ancient city walls, the charming Porta dell’Arco, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Cathedral and the wonderful Piazza dei Priori, located in the heart of the old town. Free time for lunch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza dei Priori, 56048, Volterra Italy

and the wonderful Piazza dei Priori, located in the heart of the old town. Free time for lunch.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Piazza del Duomo 2, 53037, San Gimignano Italy

In the afternoon, the third stop is San Gimignano, a gorgeous town declared UNESCO World Heritage, where you‘ll be given free time to visit the medieval town planning with the numerous and beautiful towers hence the name “Manhattan of the Middle Ages”. The village is also known for the famous “Vernaccia” white wine here produced. A stroll in the town center means discovering true jewels of art

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Cisterna, Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano Italy

among which Piazza della Cisterna, the Dome, Palazzo del Podestà and the Church of Sant’Agostino.

An exciting experience that will remain in your memory forever.

Please note that the itinerary of the visits may change.

Duration: 30 minutes