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San Gimignano: Saffron and Vernaccia Tasting with Lunch

Product ID: 146955
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Take a full day tour of one of the most famous areas of Tuscany. Discover San Gimignano, a Unesco World Heritage and taste the amazing saffron and Vernaccia white wine from the region during a Tuscan lunch.
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Duration 7 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Visit San Gimignano and its surrounding hills
  • Discover a second hidden gem of Tuscany
  • Taste the historic production of local saffron
  • Enjoy one of the best Italian white wines
Full description
This tour leaves at 9.30 AM from the meeting point in Florence. After a 45-minute ride across Chianti Classico area you will reach a first Medieval town, a hidden gem that will surprise you. After this interesting visit, head to the first wine farm where you'll taste wines, extra virgin olive oil and cheese.

The next stop is the medieval town of San Gimignano, also known as the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages” and Unesco World Heritage since 1990. Here you can admire a medieval village perfectly preserved and enjoy the view from the terraces to stare at the surrounding hills where one of the highest quality of saffron is produced.

After the tour you reach the second small wine producer, where you will the vineyards cellar and taste the local wines including the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, the first Italian wine that received the “designation of origin guaranteed and controlled”, all accompanied by a rich typical Tuscan lunch. On request you can visit the vineyards and enjoy the anecdotes and “stories” on viticulture and organic and biodynamic production narrated by the winemaker himself.
  • Wine and food expert guide/driver
  • Round trip from Florence with air-conditioned minivan
  • Two wine tastings and one Tuscan lunch
  • Visit of San Gimignano and another Medieval town
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

At the corner between Piazza Tasso and via del Campuccio where there is a small parking area

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Please note that the law in Italy does not allow the sale of alcohol to young people under 16 as children under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages
• Inform the supplier in advance for any special needs or for people with reduced mobility

From US$ 241.11 per person

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De Gustibus Tours

Product ID: 146955