Duration: 3 hours
THE PEARL ALONG THE VIA FRANCIGENA PILGRIM ROUTE
San Miniato, the most important town of truffles inTuscany, is also a cradle of beautiful medieval and renaissance art inherited thanks to its strategic central position in Tuscany along the Via Francigena, the most important artery of pilgrimages across Italy during the Middle Ages. Discover the beauty of this lovely town and its importance over the centuries.
The archaeological site of San Ginesio
A recent discovery in the countryside around San Miniato is San Ginesio, a medieval settlement that developed a lot a strategic link between San Miniato and the traffics originated by the pilgrim route Via Francigena, a medieval route that connected Canterbury with Rome and Jerusalem. Today we only have traces of the village that used to be there and our guide will show you the remains while explaining the importance of the pilgrim route.
The imperial town of San Miniato
The tour continues to the hilltop where the sumptuous San Miniato lies. A beautiful town with many charming squares and with an important historical meaning as a link between Pisa and Florence. Our guide will show you the cathedral, the square Napoleone, dedicated to the French emperor, as well as the hilltop fortress that dominates the whole Valdarno.
A memorable half day in the center of Tuscany!
Whom you meet
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters. You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you. During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
San Miniato, the ancient imperial city
– RATES 2018 –
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY||TOTAL RATE|
|2 persons||€ 200|
|3 persons||€ 210|
|4 persons||€ 220|
|5 persons||€ 230|
|6 persons||€ 240|
|7 persons||€ 250|
|Extra Adult||€ 10|
|Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs)||€ 10|
|Extra Child (4-12 yrs)||€ 10|
- A tour leader for the whole tour
- Admission ticket to San Genesio archaeological site
Rates do NOT include
Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
This tour takes place in San Miniato and its surroundings, between Pisa and Florence.
Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point near San Miniato.
This program takes 3 hours. Time for transportation not included.
Available from Mondays through Saturdays, all year through. On the days of the National Festival of the White Truffle of San Miniato the timing can vary due to the restricted traffic dispositions.
This tour is available in English, French or Italian with no surcharge. For German, Russian and Spanish a surcharge applies.
Ideal for children
No particular clothing required.
This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.