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San Gimignano

San Gimignano, bristling with ancient towers, is often dubbed the `medieval Manhattan.’  The skyline has scarcely changed since the Middle Ages - yet the famous towers do, indeed, resemble miniature skyscrapers. San Gimignano’s towers were built in the 12th and 13th centuries by the magnati, or nobles, during the Guelf-Ghibelline conflicts. These windowless towers protected the wealthiest families in times of strife: families could retreat into the many rooms inside for months at a time. As well as defending the city, the towers served as status symbols: the higher the tower, the richer and more powerful its owner. Given its spectacular setting, San Gimignano is one of the most touristy towns in Tuscany but manages to rise above the masses. Come for its medieval mood but try and linger after the tour buses have left town. Reward yourself with a toast to medieval glory – in local Vernaccia wine, of course.

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Early Access: Guided Uffizi Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery plus free time inside the museum to continue your visit when the guide has finished. Since the tour starts very early in the morning when the museum is less crowded, you will not be annoyed by the throngs of tourists. The itinerary has been rigorously selected with the help of certified guides in order to show you more than just the great masterpieces everyone knows. You are guaranteed a professional and, of course, an enjoyable experience. Your guide will be monolingual so you will not have to listen to everything being repeated in other languages.

from 76,43 US Dollar

Siena Vespa Tour Including Lunch at a Chianti Winery

Explore the Tuscan hills by Vespa scooter on a day trip from Siena, and visit a Chianti winery for lunch, too! After a practice session, choose to drive your own scooter or hop on behind a tour escort -- (depends on the option selected). Under the watchful eyes of a guide and tour escorts, ride in a convoy, heading to a Chianti winery in the lush Tuscan countryside. Tour the vineyards and cellars, sit down for a wine-tasting session, and then relax over an ‘antipasto’ lunch before returning to Siena.

from 119,42 US Dollar

Private Tour: Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence

Head to the coast for a day in Italy’s Cinque Terre on a private 11-hour trip from Florence. Listed as a UNESCO site, the region is made up of five charming fishing villages that cling to the cliffs. Visit Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, and Corniglia, and travel between them by boat or train. In each village, you’ll have time to wander the streets, browse local shops, eat, and soak up the sea views. If you want to visit Pisa on the same trip, upgrade when you book.

from 770,29 US Dollar

Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour

A private tour is ideal for discovering Florence in the comfort of a private vehicle. Choose from a Morning or Afternoon Tour - or combine both as a full-day tour. Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your luxury private tour of Florence.

from 123,01 US Dollar
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