Things to do in Monteriggioni

Our most recommended things to do in Monteriggioni

From Florence: Chianti Half-Day Afternoon Tour

1. From Florence: Chianti Half-Day Afternoon Tour

Discover the Tuscan wine region of Chianti on a scenic guided tour by van from Florence. Visit a local wine estate, tasting its wines and local produce. Immerse yourself in the surrounding picturesque landscape, with a visit to a medieval village in the region. Visit a charming Chianti wine estate, enjoy a guided tour of its wine cellars, and gain an insight into the various stages of wine production.  You know the typical cypress avenue printed on every postcard in any gift store, right? Well yes, you will get to walk on one of these avenues and take memorable photos of authentic Tuscany. Visit a winery that not only offers a tasting that even true connoisseurs will enjoy with great pleasure, paired with samples of sliced cold meats, bruschetta, and salami, but you will also get to enjoy the wonderful surrounding landscape, immersed in an enchanting and welcoming atmosphere.  Visit a real Medieval village in Chianti hills, enjoy some free time to stroll out, and breathe in the local atmosphere. You'll also have the opportunity to buy wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese, and herbs to take home.

Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, & Monteriggioni Day Tour

2. Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, & Monteriggioni Day Tour

Explore the heart of beautiful Tuscany on a full-day tour of the towns of San Gimignano and Siena, then discover the bucolic wine region of Chianti. Depart from Florence by an air-conditioned bus to your first stop, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano. Discover one of the most splendid examples of an Italian medieval town. Distinguished by its famous towering skyline, San Gimignano stands along the Via Francigena on the hills of the Upper Val D’Elsa. Get acquainted with the Tuscan environment with the town’s Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, saffron, and Santa Fina pottery. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town on your own and see its beautiful squares, architecture, churches, and side streets. Afterward, head out to a unique location in the Chianti countryside to enjoy a wine tasting. Once you hop off the bus, be guided around a splendid winery. Get introduced to the estate's fascinating history and background. Head inside the cellars to learn the secrets of Chianti winemaking together with the local host. Then enjoy a delicious wine tasting of Chianti Classico. Continue to Siena for a guided tour of its enchanting architectural styles, including the Cathedral (exterior only) and Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building, exterior only) in Piazza del Campo. The famous shell-shaped square provides the stage for the thrilling Palio horse race, run twice every summer.

From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni Tour

3. From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni Tour

Experience the charm of Tuscany on a day trip to Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni from Florence. Try a variety of Chianti wines paired with snacks and admire the picturesque Tuscan hills. Cross the beautiful Chianti hills as you ride south from Florence in an air-conditioned GT bus. Arrive at San Gimignano, a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take time to wind your way through the narrow streets and admire the landscape. Make the second stop at Siena. Explore the Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio Horse Race and for its splendid examples of Gothic civic architecture. You can also visit the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico. Finally, visit Monteriggioni and its intact medieval city walls. Then, head to the Chianti area and enjoy postcard-perfect landscapes. Conclude your day at a famous wine estate and taste fine Chianti red wine along with homemade snacks.

Florence: Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Tour, Lunch & Tasting

4. Florence: Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Tour, Lunch & Tasting

Discover Tuscany on a guided day tour from Florence to the medieval cities of Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni. Enjoy views of rolling hills and vineyards, with a stop at a Chianti winery for a traditional Tuscan lunch and wine tasting. First arrive in San Gimignano, a tiny medieval town that has remained intact through the centuries. Sitting upon a hilltop, it is famous for its numerous towers, frescoes, and other art treasures. Enjoy more free time to discover this fascinating city on your own. Next, visit the charming historical hamlet of Monteriggioni, a medieval village enclosed by its famous walls, which remained standing to this day. Afterward, you will cross the Chianti rolling hills and then arrive at a small and typical winery. There, taste 4 wines, and sample balsamic vinegar and other locally produced products. Your final stop is in Siena, where you will have free time to walk along the narrow medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces, the Cathedral, Libreria Piccolomini, and the famous shell-shaped Piazza del Campo.

Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti with Wine Tasting and Lunch

5. Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Along the way that will lead you to Siena, stop at San Gimignano, a small and world-famous walled town located on a hilltop, which remained intact through the centuries. It is renowned for its tall towers, wonderful frescoes and many other valuable works of art.  Here, be led to the heart of the historical center, where you will have free time to explore. Following San Gimignano, stop at the charming historical hamlet of Monteriggioni, an amazing medieval village enclosed by its famous walls, which have remained standing to this day.  Enjoy some free time to visit this village. Then, crossing the gently rolling Chianti hills, arrive at a small and typical winery where you will taste 4 fantastic wines and sample balsamic vinegar and locally produced delicacies. Upon arrival in Siena, after free time for lunch, meet your local guide. Take a comprehensive guided tour of the historic center, starting from its most beautiful square, Piazza del Campo.  Walk along the narrow medieval streets of the city, flanked by splendid palaces and historic shops, until you reach the Museum and Oratory of a Contrada (when open), where you can experience the atmosphere of the authentic and most intimate soul of the town. The “Contrade” (districts into which the city is divided) are the real core of local social life, where inhabitants of each district compete with each other, as they devote themselves to the preparation of the famous Palio horse-race.  The Museum of a ”Contrada”, as well as its Oratory, is therefore the heart of the district. It is an intimate and secret place containing historical documents and wonderful relics of the famous Palio, as well as magnificent works of art which are normally not disclosed to the public.  If you wish, your tour can include a guided visit inside the famous Siena Cathedral, built in the 12th century, to discover the beauty of its treasures and works of art.

From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

6. From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

The first part of your full-day tour begins with a visit to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, the City of Fine Towers. Armed with helpful information from your tour escort you’ll have free time to explore the town’s historical center and browse its artisan shops. Visit San Gimignano, the birthplace of Vernaccia, a white wine produced exclusively in the area. The wine is noted for its high quality and for being the first Italian DOCG wine. Afterwards, stop at a winery for a lunch of salami, cheese, and other local products, accompanied by Chianti tasting.  Discover Val d’Orcia, another Tuscan jewel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Montalcino, perched on a hill overlooking 1,500 hectares of Brunello vineyards that have contributed to the area’s international reputation. Finally, enter a local wine cellar, where you’ll have a chance to taste the renowned Brunello of Montalcino, rated among the finest Italian DOCG wines. Sample other typical local products as well.

San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

7. San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.

San Gimignano & Siena: Small Group Wine Tour from Rome

8. San Gimignano & Siena: Small Group Wine Tour from Rome

Travel through Italy on a full-day journey from Rome, through the hills of Chianti, to the cities of San Gimignano and Siena. Arriving in San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore its charming medieval streets and sample the world-famous Vernaccia white wine.  Stop for a wine tasting and sample local products in a beautiful wine cellar: 10 different types of wine and oil. Then visit the estate and learn about the processing of the grapes before having lunch at a restauarant.  Finally, make your way to Siena for a lovely wander around the historic center of the city, a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along Piazza del Campo, the public square that's also home to the Palio di Siena horse race. Visit the Mangia Tower, and admire the Duomo's Romanesque-Gothic facade, before beginning the trip back to Rome through the Tuscan countryside.

Chianti and San Gimignano Sunset Tour from Siena

9. Chianti and San Gimignano Sunset Tour from Siena

Explore the notable wine region of Chianti on a full-day sightseeing and wine tasting tour from Siena. Travel in a small group of no more than 8 people, and enjoy comfortable transfers by air-conditioned vehicle. Depart Siena in the early afternoon, and drive past the vineyards of the Chianti wine lands. See dense forests of oak wood and cypress trees, neat rows of vineyards, and landscapes shaped into works of art by the combined forces of nature and mankind. Go to a Chianti wine estate to tour the grounds and wine cellars. Learn the winemaking process before sitting down to a tasting of Chianti Classico wines and olive oil. Next, descend to the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni, and marvel at its intact ring of walls and turrets. Built in the 13th century, Monteriggioni was mentioned in Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” As the sun begins to set, travel to the legendary village of San Gimignano to enjoy the romantic town after the daytime crowds have departed. Admire the medieval towers at a leisurely pace, and enjoy some free time to visit the cathedral or Civic Museum. Shop for souvenirs in the many leather and hand painted pottery stores. Sample the local produce at food shops and wine bars. Depart San Gimignano for a Tuscan dinner at an organic farm in the countryside. Taste the wines of San Gimignano, such as the notable Chianti red, Vernaccia. Weather permitting, dinner will be served on a terrace overlooking the cultivated fields and skyline of San Gimignano. Watch the sunset as you dine, before your return transfer to Siena.

From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

10. From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

Escape bustling Florence and discover the regional wines of Siena, Monteriggioni, and Greve in Chianti, with a guided bus tour. Taste test Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil, learn about the winemaking process with a winery tour, and marvel at the historic city walls of Monteriggioni.  Enjoy a bus ride from Florence to Siena, marveling at the picturesque countryside and surrounding medieval villages. Tour a winery, taste test a glass of wine, and sample virgin olive oil. Pass through the streets of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni before returning to Florence.

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What people are saying about Monteriggioni

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,748 reviews

The small group was perfect for us, and our guide & driver was knowledgeable & friendly - we love San Gimignano but wished we could have had a bit longer to wander the streets & shop. Maybe even a shorter time at Montolcino, the view from the top of the castle is worth it but 20 minutes is all one needs. We enjoyed the wine tastings but found the 2nd stop at the “black tower” more interesting & professional - it was a great day and definitely a highlight of our travels Grazie

Fabulous driver/guide who could speak multiple languages really well and had deep local knowledge (including winemaking processes), lovely comfortable vehicle to travel in, stunning scenery, the right amount of time in each town and wine tasting with genuine local authentic quality wine makers (plus lovely food). We highly recommend this trip!

Trip was amazing, To me that’s this is a must!! Communication with staff was great, bus was comfortable and the three places were wonderful, bring comfortable shoes cus you have to walk a lot.

It is a worthy day trip to the 3 most beautiful towns in Tuscany. Unless you have a car, or wise it is hard to visit 3 towns in one day hence this trip is value for money

Jacopo, Alisa, and Raul the driver were wonderful! very informative and patient with a bus full of people.