Spend a day exploring Tuscan hill towns and history on a private tour from Florence in a luxury van. Follow winding roads through vineyards and olive groves to the medieval town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO-site with stunning views of the Tuscan countryside. Discover Italy’s Etruscan heritage in Volterra, where ancient tombs, Roman ruins and brick-lined piazzas rub shoulders with bustling alabaster workshops.
Meet your driver at your Florence hotel, and enjoy views of the scenic, rolling countryside during the 1-hour drive to San Gimignano. Discover the city on your own, with insider tips on where to find the best locally-made gelato and local Vernaccia wine wine. Visit the historic Piazza Duomo, then see the stunning frescoes and stone work inside the Collegiate Church and the Sant’Agostino. Climb to the town’s highest point to take in the distinctive medieval towers, and soak up the colorful atmosphere in the sunny Piazza della Cisterna.
We continue to Volterra to stroll through winding and cobbled streets towards a remarkable collection of historical sites, incredible historical finds such as Etruscan tombs built hundreds of years before Christ or elaborate Roman baths and an incredible theater excavated in the Rock. Twilight fans shouldn’t miss the movie sites of Volterra, where the dramatic scenes of “New Moon” were shot with the backdrop of stone walls, historic squares and ramparts. Take some time to explore the boutiques and workshops that line the streets, you will be able to see how Alabaster stone is handmade in famous works of art from Volterra.
Choose the perfect place for lunch—the area has enchanting restaurants and trattorias, or you can arrange a meal at a nearby farm house.