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.
Today will be time well spent sampling the stunning La Vernaccia Tuscan white wines. Your bilingual tour manager and driver will collect you from Platform 16 the central train station of Florence at 8:00 am. From there, you will embark on an enchanting journey through the beautiful natural scenery of San Gimignano and Castelvecchio National Park. Along the way, we will pay a visit to two family-run vineyards, where you will have a chance to taste the delectable wines of the region and enjoy some hearty Tuscan fare. Once you have had an opportunity to taste the wines of the region and take in the mesmerizing countryside, we will continue on our journey to the quaint village of San Gimignano, where you will be provided with some free time to explore the area at your leisure. Perhaps San Gimignano’s most famous landmarks are the medieval towers, many of which you can climb to witness some of the best views in Tuscany. At one time, when San Gimignano was at the pinnacle of its glory, the patrician families of the area constructed 72 of these towers as symbols of their might and wealth. Sadly, only 14 of these have survived to the present day. However, San Gimignano remains a beguiling town that offers an unforgettable glimpse into feudal times. Our tour will end at 5:00 pm at the point where we started, Santa Maria Novella train station of Florence.
Today is going to be a white wine day, dedicated to La Vernaccia Tuscan wine. 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