Livorno Full Day San Gimignano and Volterra from Livorno in Italy Europe
San Gimignano is a small walled Medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers. San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses,which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form an unforgettable skyline. The clients will see all the area around San Gimignano and Volterrra. Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volterra, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy.

San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the surrounding buildings offering an impressive view 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 symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
The village offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Volterra has attracted international attention for its connection to the Twilight series of books and movies. Part of the second movie, New Moon, is in fact set here. Volterra's 800-year-old city hall claims to be the oldest in Tuscany. Civic palaces like these were emblems of an era when city-states were powerful. Alabaster has long been a big industry in Volterra. Softer and easier to work than marble, this translucent mineral was traditionally sliced thin to provide windows for Italy's medieval churches.
At the Alab'Arte shop, across from the Etruscan Museum, you can watch artisans at work. Because of its alabaster heritage, Volterra attracted other types of artists, who brought with them a rich variety of crafts. On Via Porta all'Arco, or "Artisan Lane," you'll find book binderies and paperies, jewelry stores, and leather and bronze shops, among others. Volterra and S.Gimignano offers to visitors a mix of beauty, traditions and authentic Italian side.

A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check the website for opening times of the location and the price of entrance ticket. Entrance fees are not included.


Commences
Livorno, Italy
Category
Rating
 
Tour price
564.72 USD
500,00 EURO
Duration
8 hours
Group
Private & Custom Tours

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