With its captivating beauty, Volterra is often considered one of the most magical Tuscan hill towns. The city's layout is a testament of its Etruscan origins, and the town walls, which were built in the 4th century BC, remain largely in tact even today. An authorized guide will accompany you through the historic centre's beautiful streets and allow you to appreciate the extraordinary cultural richness of the town and its surrounding area. While you're exploring, don't miss the Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra's Cathedral, and the Medicean Fortress. The tour continues with a visit to the Museum of Alabastar, the "stone of light" that made Volterra famous all over the world. Following that, you'll be able to relax with a tasting of typical Tuscan cheeses. In the afternoon you'll visit San Gimignano a picturesque, quaint, medieval city and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll be able to stroll through the characteristic streets and alleyways and enjoy extraordinary views of the Tuscan countryside from the many out-of-the-way vantage points that the town has to offer. Not-to-be missed are the Piazza Duomo with its Collegiate Church and Piazza della Cisterna where you can stop for a gelato in the town's award-winning gelateria. Towards the end of the tour, you'll stop at a wine cellar where you'll taste a selection of locally produced wines.
- Free pick up on request
- Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
- Expert multilingual escorts
- Tasting of typical Tuscan cheeses
- Wine tasting in a famous winery
- Visit to the Alabaster museum
- Guided tour of Volterra
- Free time in San Gimignano
AVAILABILITY AND LANGUAGES
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays during the high season from April 1st-October 31st.
PRICE: ADULT € 50,00
Children 3-12 years: € 25,00
Infants 0-2 years: free of charge
• Drop off service: € 6,00 per person
Meeting point: Florence, inside Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of the pharmacy
Departure time: 08:45 am (check in closes 20min. before departure)
Return point: Florence, Santa Maria Novella train station
Return time: around 07:45 pm
Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.
**In case of unforseen events such as strikes, road conditions, etc. MyTour may modify the intinerary.
***During the excursion you will switch buses three times.