You’ll be able to tick two Tuscan towns off your list on this trip. Your day will start with a drive through southern Tuscany, passing fields of grape vines and pretty towns. You’ll then arrive in the historic centre of Siena. This Medieval city was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and it’s not hard to see why. A guided walking tour will showcase the Piazza del Duomo, where you’ll find the Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and an ancient hospital turned museum – Santa Maria della Scala. Your guide will then take you to the Piazza del Campo, a sloping square that has been the city’s centrepiece since the 12th century. There, you’ll find the Palazza Pubblico, the Torre del Mangia tower, and the Fonte Gaia – a monumental fountain. You’ll then have some free time to wander around Siena, pop into the shops, and sample the local cuisine at the trattorias dotted along the streets. In the afternoon, the coach will take you further north to the quaint town of San Gimignano, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s famed for its impressive Medieval towers, and is home to the 14th-century Palazzo del Popolo. The central square is dominated by a tall tower where you can get a panoramic view over the town and the nearby Governor’s Palace. Before returning to the coach, you’ll have time to stroll around the streets at your own pace, perhaps stopping off for a tasty gelato along the way.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.