Local Living Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano

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Local Living Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano
Rome to Rome
Duration: 7 days
Tour code: EIGL

Highlights

Share an apartment in our local friend Ugo's home, eat delicious Tuscan cuisine and sample regional wines, stroll the lanes of medieval San Gimignano, walk along the beautiful Tuscan countryside, make new friends at your home away from home.

If you’ve ever wanted to forge a deeper bond with a destination, this is your chance. Centred in San Gimignano, this Local Living adventure places you in the heart of central Tuscany. You’re free to explore the town, visit vineyards, discover medieval highlights, or embrace your inner artist wandering the Tuscan countryside. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into Italian cities, there’ll be day trips to visit Siena and Florence. You’ll share the main accommodation with like-minded travellers and a CEO there to point you in the right direction. Prepare to fall in love with Italy.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Local bus, train, walking

Accommodation

Hotel (1 nt), apartments in a locally owned home (5 nts).

Included activities

Hands-on: Half-day Cooking Class, San Gimignano Local Living: Wine Tasting and Home Cooked Dinner with Ugo, San Gimignano. Orientation walks in Rome, San Gimignano, and Siena. Walk along San Gimignano's medieval wall. Quarter-day walk through the Tuscan countryside to Montauto. Day trips to Siena and Florence. Transport between destinations and included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Rome
Arrive at any time. If you are arriving early and wish to see the Vatican Museums, it’s a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online before your trip as waiting until you arrive may be too late!

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Colosseum Visit
  • Vatican Museum Visit
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trastevere Visit
Day 2
Rome - San Gimignano
Enjoy a morning orientation walk in Rome, then travel in the afternoon via train and bus to your home for the week. Take an orientation stroll with the CEO for a first glance at San Gimignano.

Transport: Train, Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Orientation Walk

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
San Gimignano
Walk on top of the medieval city walls of San Gimignano for a new perspective on the town and sweeping views of the area. Enjoy an included half-day cooking class in the afternoon.

Included activities: Medieval City Wall Walk, Half-day Cooking Class

Optional activities:

  • San Gimignano 1300 Museum
  • Collegiate Church of San Gimignano
  • Torre Grossa
  • Wine Museum
  • Francigena Walk

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
San Gimignano
Enjoy a day trip to Siena including an orientation walk with the CEO.

Included activities: Siena Visit, Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Torre del Mangia Visit
  • Il Campo Visit
  • Duomo di Siena

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
San Gimignano
Enjoy free time to visit the San Gimignano market in the morning before a leisurely walk through the Tuscan countryside along the historical Via Francigena path to Montauto, where great views of San Gimignano from afar await. In the evening, enjoy a wine tasting of some local wines before sitting down to a home cooked dinner with Ugo.

Included activities: Tuscan Countryside Walk, Wine Tasting and Home Cooked Dinner with Ugo

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 6
San Gimignano
Enjoy a day trip to Florence with plenty of free time to check out local museums and plazas. Opt to go out for a final group dinner back in San Gimignano or cook together at the apartments. While the group will travel together to Florence, the return time is flexible and can vary by each person's touristing stamina. The return ticket is provided, but you decide when to leave.

Transport: Local bus, Train, Train, Local bus

Optional activities:

  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit
  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
  • National Museum of Bargello

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
San Gimignano - Rome
Transfer by bus and train to Rome. Depart in the early afternoon from the Rome train station (Termini).

Transport: Local bus, Train

Included activities: Departure Day (Activities)

Optional activities:

  • Colosseum Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Vatican Museum Visit
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trastevere Visit

Meals: breakfast

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