Saffron and Vernaccia wine tour in San Gimignano
Day trips & excursions

Saffron and Vernaccia wine tour in San Gimignano

Availability: Every day
Duration: up to 7 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover San Gimignano and its history with a local guide
  • Visit a family-run winery and sample Vernaccia DOCG
  • Taste the best quality saffron during a typical Tuscan lunch
What to expect

Spend a day discovering one of the most beautiful medieval Italian towns and two local delicacies directly from the producers: saffron and Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the first wine to obtain the DOCG designation in Italy.

San Gimignano was founded by the Etruscans on the top of a hill dominating the upper Val d’Elsa, probably chosen for strategic purposes. This lovely town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also called Manhattan of the Middle Ages because of its incredible skyline.

San Gimignano was located right along the ancient pilgrim route Via Francigena. In the Middle Ages, its position between Pisa and Siena was strategic for saffron production and trade, which contributed to the city's great economic development.

Admire this perfectly preserved medieval town and the surrounding hills covered by Vernaccia vineyards. After the tour, you will reach a small family-run winery and taste delicious local wines including the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, accompanied by a Tuscan lunch based on local products, first of all, finest quality saffron.

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What's included
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Expert driver and tour guide
  • Guided tour of San Gimignano
  • Tasting of saffron and Vernaccia DOCG
  • Tuscan lunch at a local winery (drinks included)
Where

Piazza Torquato Tasso 13/R, 50124 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of Culinaria Bistro.

What to remember
  • Please directly contact the local operator if you have any special needs, reduced mobility or any food intolerance and allergies. You will find the contact information on the voucher after booking
  • This is a small group tour: min 2 / max 8 people per group
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When
  • Every day at 9.30am
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Provider
De Gustibus Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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