Saffron and Vernaccia wine tour in San Gimignano
Excursions & day trips

Saffron and Vernaccia wine tour in San Gimignano

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • 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)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where

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

    Meeting point:

    In front of Culinaria Bistro.

    What to remember
    • Please contact the local operator if you have any special needs, reduced mobility, or any food intolerances and allergies. You will find the contact information on the voucher after booking
    • This is a small group tour. Number of people: min 2 / max 8 people per group (children 6+ included)
    • Minimum drinking age is 16 years
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    When
    • Daily at 9.30am
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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 experience begins.

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