Your day trip takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Chianti region, a magical landscape of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves you’ll recognise from Renaissance paintings.
Your first stop is beautiful Siena, roughly an hour from Florence. With your guide, enjoy a 1.5-hour walking tour around this gorgeous little city, passing through its romantic streets and charming piazzas.
See Piazza del Campo and visit Siena’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour continues to San Gimignano, a tiny city that has survived the centuries. Hilltop San Gimignano is famous for its numerous skyscraper-like towers, frescoes and other art treasures.
Visit Dario Cecchini, the famous butcher and chef in Panzano. Descending from a long line of butchers, Dario has created an macelleria where the family shop once stood, before being destroyed during the war. As well as being a butcher, he is also a creative chef, promoting traditional food. His shop attracts tourists from around the world, buying unusual cuts of fresh and prepared meats. Alternatively you may call in into Monteriggioni for a brief visit of this beautiful fortress town.