is the location of an incredible concentration of art towns, mediaeval hill
towns, picturesque villages and hamlets, spectacular countryside and wine regions.
The art towns of Florence,
Lucca offer some of the most
important museums and historical sites in Italy, if not the world.
The mediaeval hill towns of Siena, San Gimignano
and Volterra have a
mix of an almost intact mediaeval architecture combined with some of
the best preserved art masterpieces of the middle ages.
The countryside of the Chianti with its rolling hills covered of
vineyards and olive orchards, medieval hamlets and castles, ancient
farmhouses, offers some of the most complete and spectacular
landscapes of Italy. It is a perfect place for your day out of the
beaten track; the Chianti Classico with its villages like Greve in
Chianti, Panzano, Montefioralle, Radda, Castellina is a relaxing
oasis after a busy day in an art town and its museums.
Other gorgeous areas are located south of Siena - the green
and the dry Crete Senesi.
Tuscany is also the paradise of the wine lovers: the Chianti
Classico territory, the land of the black rooster, with its hundreds
of wineries and wine shops is the largest wine region of Tuscany,
followed Montalcino and the Brunello region,
and then Montepulciano and its Vino Nobile.
If you arrive by cruise ship at Livorno and it is your first visit
in our region, a day trip to Pisa and Florence is a must. If time is
still available after your visit to Florence, the Chianti region around Vinci is
a perfect place to relax after a busy day.
Pisa could be combined with another wonderful art towns like Lucca
and it could be done even in 6 hours. Or you could decide to extend
your day by visiting the countryside around Lucca with its 17th century villas
and its excellent extra-virgin olive oil.
In case you want to see Pisa but spend a more relaxing day you could
combine it with the Chianti Classico, or with the “mediaeval
Manhattan” of San Gimignano.
San Gimignano could be combined with the other medieval hill town of
Volterra or Sienna, or with the countryside and wine region of the
Chianti Classico. It would be possible also to combine
San Gimignano with
MOST POPULAR TOURS FROM LIVORNO 2015
2- Chianti Classico – San Gimignano
3- Siena – San Gimignano
4- Pisa – Lucca
TOURS FROM FLORENCE
If you stay in Florence, you are in the best location for day tours
as it is right in the middle of the Tuscan region.
Sienna – San Gimignano or one of them combined with the Chianti
Classico or the mediaeval hill town of Volterra.
A full day to the Chianti Classico is perfect to relax enjoying the
scenery, castles and villages, and to taste some wine.
Another perfect combination is Pisa - Lucca.
If you are staying in a villa in the countryside or in a village or
other location not too far from Florence, I will be glad to help you
to plan the best itinerary within a reasonable range of distances.
MOST POPULAR TOURS FROM FLORENCE 2015
1 - Chianti Classico – San Gimignano
2 - Sienna – Monteriggioni – San Gimignano
3 – Pisa - Lucca