A Day in Tuscany, Italy

Friday, January 01, 2016

Take a breather from the bustling city of Florence and inhale the fresh air of the Tuscan region. For a fuss-free holiday, a group tour will take you to the main sights of Sienna, San Gimignano, a Chianti vineyard and Pisa. 

Welcome to Sienna.
1. Sienna - Marvel at the medieval town of Sienna made up of yellow-ochre buildings, terracotta rooftops and green shutters. A few hours of walking will take you to the world’s oldest bank, Piazza del Campo, the site of the 600 year old Palio horserace, and the Duomo filled with Moorish interior architecture.  

Sienna's Duomo can't be missed!
Walking is the best way to see Sienna.
Imagine an epic horserace here. 
2. Chianti vineyard- Don't sleep while driving through the perfectly manicured vineyards. After a tour of an organic family-run wine estate and their farm, feast yourself with fresh organic homemade pasta, cured meats, local cheeses and Tuscan biscotti paired with Chianti wines.

Sprawling vineyard makes a good photo op. 
The view during lunch.
The weather cooperated for an outdoor lunch with authentic Italian pasta.
3. San Gimignano- A short drive will then take you to San Gimignano, an enchanting hilltop town, where you can roam the picturesque streets and squares, browse the local shops, walk the town’s famous medieval towers AND reboot your energy with an award-winning gelato. 

A picturesque San Gimignano.
Best. Gelato. Ever!
Rest at the steps of this church.
4. Pisa- Last but not the least is the leaning tower of Pisa. An iconic monument that needs no introduction.
Photo tip: Stand on the grass area to take that photo you've yearned for with the leaning tower.

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