Depart from central Florence (near Santa Maria Novella train station) and ride south through the Tuscan countryside by coach.
After a scenic drive past the vineyards, arrive in Siena. Admire the Renaissance artwork inside with your guide before taking off on a walking tour. Take note of the uniquely striped marble of the Siena Cathedral and then enter one of the city's contrada museums.
Learn the history behind the contrades, or districts, of the city as you wander the exhibits. Hear about the individual traditions of each still celebrated today during the famous Palio horse race, which takes place in the main square twice a year. Afterward, take a brief break to purchase lunch.
Continue to San Gimignano, a medieval hill town best known for its impressive towers and frescoes. Soak up some free time to explore its streets independently before traveling to a small winery in the Chianti hillside to sample fine local wines, accompanied by snacks.
Top off your trip with a visit to a charming village in Chianti to peruse the local shops and main square. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Florence.
Please note that the order of the visits may change.
Please note: When the Museum and the Oratory of the Contrada are not accessible, it will be replaced with another site of particular historic and cultural interest.