Full Day Private San Gimignano and Volterra Self-Guided Tour from Livorno
Spend a day exploring the charm and beauty of two Tuscan hill towns, San Gimignano and Volterra, with this 8-hour self-guided trip from Livorno. Enjoy having all transportation covered for the day.Itinerary
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San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Tuscany
Get picked up at your hotel in central Livorno to begin the trip to the area around Siena.
Stop first in San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena. The town is famous for its medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the surrounding buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano's patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
The village offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Please note: A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check the website for opening times of the location and the price of entrance ticket. Entrance fees are not included.
Duration: 4 hoursStop At:
Volterra, Volterra, Province of Pisa, Tuscany
Volterra, the next stop, has attracted international attention more recently for its connection to the 'Twilight' series of books and movies. Part of the second movie, 'New Moon,' was filmed here.
Volterra's 800-year-old city hall claims to be the oldest in Tuscany. Civic palaces like these were emblems of an era when city-states were powerful. Alabaster has long been a big industry in Volterra. Softer and easier to work than marble, this translucent mineral was traditionally sliced thin to provide windows for Italy's medieval churches. At the Alab'Arte shop, across from Volterra's Etruscan Museum, you can watch artisans at work.
Because of its alabaster heritage, Volterra attracted other types of artists, who brought with them a rich variety of crafts. On Via Porta all'Arco, or 'Artisan Lane,' you'll find book binderies and paperies, jewelry stores, and leather and bronze shops, among others.
Please note: A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions"
"Please Note: The tour (8 hr long) must end at 22:00, or you may incur in nightfares."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
1: Livorno, Province of Livorno, Italy
2: Porto di Livorno, Piazza dell'Arsenale, 8, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.