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Siena and San Gimignano


Introduction

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Siena and San Gimignano are two of Italy’s most well recognized medieval towns and favored among visitors for their unique architectural beauty, colorful history, old world charm, and local Tuscan flavors.

 

From the cruise port of Livorno, we take you on a journey into Tuscany to visit Siena and San Gimignano.

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Your English speaking chauffeur will meet you on the pier next to your ship at 8:00 AM, and you will arrive back to your ship at approximately 5:00 PM

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Tour Description

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A scenic drive through the enchanting countryside of Tuscany will take you to your destinations: Siena and San Gimignano.

 

Siena, Piazza del Campo

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Siena

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Legends tell us that Siena was founded by Senius, the son of Remus (his famous twin brother Romulus is said to have founded Rome), and you will find testament of this legend in the symbol of Siena throughout the town in form of the she-wolf suckling the infant Remus and Romulus.

One of Italy’s most visited towns, Siena is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Over an ancient and now gone Roman forum, is Siena’s shell shaped main square Piazza del Campo that hosts the famous Palio, the biannual horse race.

Surrounded by medieval buildings and palaces, Piazza del Campo is the most popular square in Siena.

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San Gimignano and Siena Shore Excursion from Livorno with Rome Chauffeur

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San Gimignano

Nicknamed “the Town of Fine Towers”, or “Tuscany’s Manhattan”, San Gimignano has one of Italy’s most unforgettable skyline with medieval towers jutting out like skyscrapers above the historic town.

During the medieval times there were 72 towers up to 230 feet that were built by prominent families flaunting their f political power and economic status.

Unlike other cities like Florence that lost their towers in wars or urban development, San Gimignano has preserved about 14 of its towers that sets it apart from all the other medieval towns and retains its feudal atmosphere.

Resting on a ridge of a hill surrounded by the enchanting Valley of Elsa and fortified by three walls, San Gimignano is a delightful town with an eclectic array of architectural features and influences borrowed from surrounding towns creating an original appearance not duplicated anywhere else.

The historic center of San Gimignano has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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San Gimignano and Siena Shore Excursion from Livorno with Rome Chauffeur

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Not to be missed is the town’s lively triangular square, Piazza della Cisterna, named after the cistern, or rather a well, located in the square’s center.

Enjoy the charm and beauty of San Gimignano, visit various local shops that feature hand crafted items and beautiful ceramics, and be sure sample the delicious local products and its fine white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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San Gimignano is also the ideal place to enjoy an authentic Italian lunch at any of the local restaurants or trattorias. Your chauffeur will be happy to offer you recommendations if you wish.

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From here you will enjoy a leisurely journey through the scenic Tuscan countryside back to your ship in Livorno.

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Important Information

What is included in this Siena and San Gimignano Tour?

Price includes: English speaking Chauffeur, private vehicle, Italy VAT Tax, highway toll fees, parking and all road expenses required to provide the service.

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What is not included in this Siena and San Gimignano Tour?

Price does NOT includes: lunch, gratuities, entry tickets were applicable, private tour guide if hired separately, or other customer expenses.

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Payment is accepted in Euro funds payable directly to your chauffeur at the completion of the tour.

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Your Tour Chauffeur

Our tours provide an English speaking Chauffeur who is not a licensed Tour Guide. Italians laws stipulate that only licensed tour guides are permitted to guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to comply with such laws, Chauffeurs are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on foot.
If you are pleased with the service you receive from your Chauffeur, a 10-15% gratuity is greatly appreciated.

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Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended on this tour.

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Cancellation Policy:

We kindly ask that all tours and services be cancelled in writing via email at least 7 days in advance. Cancellations made by phone or through a 3rd party are not accepted.

 

Please Read and Accept our Terms of Service prior to booking your service.

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