Your private driver will pick you up from the port of Livorno for your private day tour to Siena and San Gimignano. If you wish to share the cost of a private excursion by joining a mixed group, a good suggestion is to go to “roll calls” on Cruise Critic and form your own group.
The proposed itineraries can be personalised/customized according to your needs; if you would like to visit alternative towns please do not hesitate to contact us. We guarantee you will be back at the port of Livorno well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure.
Siena is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. Built on three hills surrounded by well-preserved walls, the city is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and ancient buildings. The highlights are:
Piazza del Campo dominates the city center; it is one of the biggest medieval squares in the world and has an unmistakable peculiar shell-shape. Every year on July 2 and August 16 the famous Palio Horse Race takes place here.
The Cathedral has a mostly white and black façade. The best part of this church, which is dedicated to the Assumption, is its interior: the floor, with esoteric symbols and religious stories and the Piccolomini Library with frescoes by Pinturicchio.
The Baptistery located just behind the Cathedral, the Baptistery, built in 1325, is one of the most important religious sites in the city. Inside you can admire frescoes and the bronze and marble baptismal font, located right in the center of the Baptistery.
San Gimignano perched on a hill in Tuscany’s Siena province, has 14 surviving medieval towers that create a unique skyline visible from the surrounding countryside. The city is tucked above rolling Tuscan hills covered with sunflowers, olive groves and grapevines. The highlights are:
La Collegiata - The main church located in Piazza del Duomo, is known for the frescoes that nearly cover all of the interior walls. In the Chapel of Santa Fina a 15th-century fresco illustrates San Gimignano’s towers as they were during that time period.
The People’s Palace - Considered one of the most important monuments in the town, the People’s Palace is home to the Civic Museum and paintings by the Florentine and Sienese schools. It also houses the Town Council.
The Archaeological Museum - This museum showcases a collection of Etruscan, Roman and medieval artifacts. The Etruscans were the first civilization to occupy the city.
San Gimignano 1300 - Located in the heart of the city, this museum offers a massive reconstruction of the city as it existed hundreds of years ago. The exhibit includes 800 handcrafted structures, 72 towers and street scenes.