Vernaccia di San Gimignano is commonly regarded as one the best wines of the Tuscan region. As its name suggests, it is produced in San Gimignano, a historical Tuscan town that is well known for its medieval architecture.
Our bilingual driver and Tour manager will pick you up at the central train station of Florence, platform number 16 at 8:00 am. Then we will drive around the countryside of San Gimignano and Castelvecchio National Park and, along the way, we will have an opportunity to sample stunning wines and delicious food at two of the great wineries that are run by local families.
The fame of La Vernaccia is undoubtedly connected to its region of origin, San Gimignano—an ancient Tuscan town that is famed for its medieval towers. The Vernaccia wine grape is mentioned as early as 1276 in San Gimignano’s records and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Its name is thought to originate from the word vernaculum, which means ‘of the place’ and is the etymological root of the English word ‘vernacular.’
In the afternoon, we will progress to the beautiful village of San Gimignano, where you can have some free time to explore this stunning Tuscan town. San Gimignano is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and lofty towers from which visitors can enjoy impressive views of the city from the surrounding valley. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano’s patrician families had built around 72 tower houses as a symbol of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and magical appearance. The tour finish in the afternoon at 5:00 pm when our driver will drive you back to Santa Maria Novella train station of Florence