Enhance your travels through Italy with the architectural majesty of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site revered by many as one of Europe’s finest medieval cities. We include a choice of fine hotels, chauffeured transfers from Florence and a walking tour with your own personal Italian guide.
Day 1 – From Florence to Siena
Our car and driver will pick you up at the airport or your hotel today for the scenic journey into the countryside. Delight in the passing scenery of Tuscany’s rolling hill – dotted with vineyard estates, family farms and olive groves. Timeless villages, charming rural communities and medieval towns also punctuate these landscapes. On arrival in Siena, check in to your choice of hotel and enjoy the balance of this day to relax and explore as you wish.
Day 2 – Private Sightseeing in Siena
In its 1995 inscription of Siena as a World Heritage Site, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) described this fine Tuscan town as “the embodiment of a medieval city.” Built on three hills and connected by three major streets that intersect in the famed Piazza del Campo, the entire city was conceived as a work of art to blend in to the beauty of its surrounding landscape. In the centuries since, the residents of Siena, long ago and present-day, have done a remarkable job of preserving their town’s Gothic landmarks. In addition, more than 4 miles of Siena’s original defensive walls still surround the city, punctuated by impressive gates like the Porta Camollia on the road to Florence.
After breakfast at your hotel, this morning’s walking tour will reveal the city’s finest Gothic and medieval landmarks. As you stroll along Siena’s winding streets and discover its remarkable architectural heritage, your private guide will offer fascinating insight into the city’s history and enduring traditions. After sightseeing, the rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy as you wish. Meals B
Day 3 – Depart Siena
Your private car and driver will take you back to Florence – your hotel, the rail station or the airport depending upon your itinerary. Meals B
Note: Hotel accommodations in Florence are not included. Let our travel experts assist with these arrangements or anything else you need for your travels through Italy