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A tour in Tuscany between country and Middle Ages

If you are looking for the ancient and deep origins of italian culture, if you are looking for peace, for a mysterious atmosphere of ancient Etruscans, if you are looking for an unrepeatable landscape, here is your two days tour in Tuscany.

Chianti – Colle Val d’elsa – Volterra – San Gimignano

Starting in the morning with a rental car, you leave Florence and you take the Chiantigiana road (SS222).
Immediately you see the “green”of the unmistakable tuscan hills so famous for wine: the Chianti.
In 40 minutes you arrive in the heart of tuscan countryside and you meet small towns like Greve in Chianti or Panzano.
There you can find some typical products as the excellent olive oil or the famous red wine.

In 50 minutes you arrive to the next stop: Colle val d’Elsa.
It is highly suggested to have lunch in “high” part of the town, and to take “via del Castello” to see squares and palaces of Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Take the SS68 and in half an hour you arrive in Volterra, the etruscan city where you can spend the night.
In the old pedestrian city center you can have dinner in a special atmosphere.
The second day we suggest you to discover the city: from the Medicean fortress to the walls of XIII century, from the alabaster artisans to San Giovanni square with the cathedral, the baptistery and the ancient hospital.

In the afternoon, before returning to Florence you take  the SS68 again, and you can go towards San Gimignano, which is 30 minutes away.
You can not finish your tour in Tuscany without visiting this medieval old town characterized by high towers and important church of its glorious past.

Your trip ends returning with the road which pass through San Casciano, to enjoy the golden hills at the sunset light, before you arrive to the urban florentine reality.

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