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Best wine tours in San Gimignano
Explore the town of San Gimignano, the wine territory of Chianti and the Montalcino fortress. Indulge in a Tuscan light lunch at a winery and enjoy a visit of a local wine cellar. The first... See More
This package is EXCLUSIVE to Winerist Florence lies in the heart of Tuscany, a region of world-renowned wines and honest food created from the abundance of local produce. This 4-day wine ... See More
In the 17th and 18th centuries young European aristocrats and cultivated Americans used to set off on a voyage of learning through Italy, birthplace of Western history and all art, a lifetim... See More
Spend the afternoon visiting Siena and San Gimignano and end the day with a wine-paired Tuscan dinner at a boutique winery in the rolling Chianti countryside. Depart from Florence to Siena ... See More
Three hundred years ago, aristocratic and noble young men from Europe began visiting Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization, a lifetime milestone known as the ... See More
Why Visit San Gimignano?
Tuscany is not short of picturesque medieval towns but San Gimignano is arguably the most enchanting and recognisable. This charming hilltop town is best known for its magnificent stone towers that dominate the skyline. Wine lovers are lured to the region to sample one of Italy’s most highly prized white wines: Vernaccia di San Gimignano. A visit to San Gimignano should be an essential inclusion of any wine tasting holiday in Tuscany.
WINE TASTING TOURS IN SAN GIMIGNANO
San Gimignano hovers on the outskirts of the Chianti Classico DOCG region: Tuscan red wine country. However, the undulating vineyards around this medieval town are planted predominantly with the powerfully flavoured, white Vernaccia grape. Produced solely in these hills, Vernaccia di San Gimignano is the first Tuscan white to boast DOCG status. Taste this renowned, characterful wine on a guided wine tasting tour from nearby Siena or Florence.
MORE REASONS TO VISIT SAN GIMIGNANO
You can easily spend a day leisurely strolling San Gimignano’s narrow streets, gazing skywards at the famous towers, browsing the boutiques and eating ice cream (Gelateria Dondoli is our pick!) For the most incredible panoramic views climb the 200+ steps to the top of Torre Grossa - the tallest of the towers. Another must-visit is the UNESCO World Heritage Duomo di San Gimignano, which houses some of the finest interior frescoes and murals in Tuscany.