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- Duration: 9 Hrs
Departure Time :
Upon your arrival at the port.
Departure Details :
Province of Livorno, Italy,
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewCustomised Chianti and San Gimignano shore excursion from the port of Livorno for the discerning traveller seeking an authentic Italian experience on a small group tour with only the very best of English speaking driver guides. Discover Italy 'close up' in a Mercedes minivan of up to 8 people that takes you into the very heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Get the most of your time ashore to explore both the enchanting towered hilltop town of San Gimignano and discover delightful Chianti villages as you enjoy some of the best wines this area has to offer.
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Small group ensures personal service
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Continue on to the beautiful historic centre of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town bears exceptional testimony to the civilisation of the Italian Middle Ages in the 11-13th centuries as it groups together within a small area all the buildings typical of urban life with squares, streets, houses and palaces, wells and fountains. San Gimignano was importantly placed on a trade route as well as a relay point on the Via Francigena for pilgrims journeying to and from Rome. The town itself was controlled by two major rival families and was the scene of incessant conflicts between the two. As symbols of their wealth and power, there were once an incredible 72 towers rising above the rooftops, some as high as 50m. There are fewer towers nowadays, but the fourteen remaining are still impressive in the misty distance, forming an unforgettable skyline in the heart of an Etruscan landscape - for spectacular views, climb one of the towers. The Rocca, a ruined fortress on the highest part of the hill, is surrounded by green parks and olive groves where you can sit and admire the Tuscan panorama. The town is renowned for its Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine (one of the few DOCG white wines of Italy) and it has also reintroduced the farming of saffron which was cultivated here in the Middle Ages and was an important part of the citys economy. Certainly not to miss is a visit to the Gelateria di Piazza, where Sergio Dondoli creates award-winning gelato with flavors including Vernaccia wine sorbet.
After a day discovering our beautiful Tuscan countryside, sit back, relax and enjoy the comfortable hour and a half journey back to your ship in the port of Livorno with arrival at around 5pm.
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Infant seats available
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
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