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Local Living Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano
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If you’ve ever wanted to forge a deeper bond with a destination, this is your chance. Centred in San Gimignano, this Local Living adventure places you in the heart of central Tuscany. You’re free to explore the town, visit vineyards, discover medieval highlights or embrace your inner artist wandering the Tuscan countryside. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into Italian cities, there’ll be day trips to visit Siena and Florence. You’ll share the main accommodation with like-minded travellers, and with a CEO there to point you in the right direction, prepare to fall in love with Italy.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EIGL/133046
  • Starts: Rome, Italy
  • Finishes: Rome, Italy
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • San Gimignano

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rome

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Rome/San Gimignano

Enjoy a morning orientation walk in Rome, then travel in the afternoon via train and bus to your home for the week. Take an orientation stroll with the CEO for a first glance at San Gimignano.
Transfer by train and bus to San Gimignano and walk to your home for the week, which is located just outside the beautiful medieval hill town of San Gimignano. The property owner, Ugo, is a San Gimignano native and is a fountain of information about the area. He lives in one of the apartments in his remodeled medieval house.

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Day 3: San Gimignano

Walk on top of the medieval city walls of San Gimignano for a new perspective on the town and sweeping views of the area. Enjoy an included half-day cooking class in the afternoon.

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Day 4: San Gimignano

Enjoy a day trip to Siena including an orientation walk with the CEO.

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Day 5: San Gimignano

Enjoy free time to visit the San Gimignano market in the morning before a leisurely walk through the Tuscan countryside along the historical Via Francigena path to Montauto, where great views of San Gimignano from afar await. In the evening, enjoy a wine tasting of some local wines before sitting down to a home cooked dinner with Ugo.
The Via Francigena, a historical path in use approximately 1,000 years ago by those making pilgrimage between Canterbury, England, and Rome, runs very close to the Local Living house. It is great path for those who wish to explore the Tuscan countryside by foot.

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Day 6: Florence

Enjoy a day trip to Florence with plenty of free time to check out local museums and plazas. Opt to go out for a final group dinner back in San Gimignano or cook together at the apartments.

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Day 7: San Gimignano/Rome

Transfer by bus and train to Rome. Depart in the early afternoon from the Rome train station (Termini).

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-On: Half-day Cooking Class, San Gimignano Local Living: Wine Tasting and Home Cooked Dinner with Ugo, San Gimignano
    • Orientation walks in Rome, San Gimignano, and Siena
    • Walk along San Gimignano's medieval wall
    • Quarter-day walk through the Tuscan countryside to Montauto
    • Day trips to Siena and Florence
    • Transport between destinations and included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (1 nt), apartments in a locally owned home (5 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Share an apartment in our local friend Ugo's home
  • Eat delicious Tuscan cuisine and sample regional wines
  • Stroll the lanes of medieval San Gimignano
  • Walk along the beautiful Tuscan countryside
  • Make new friends at your home away from home.