SIGHTSEEING, SAN GALGANO ABBEY, MONTERIGGIONI HIGHLIGHTS - VALDIMERSE THE TUSCAN GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE TOUR

Valdimerse Tuscan Gothic Architecture

SIGHTSEEING, SAN GALGANO ABBEY, MONTERIGGIONI

A bright green valley surrounded by mountains and natural parks, geothermal activity is still evident in the Larderello area and geysers come out from the soil adding more mystery to the already unique atmosphere of the Valdimerse.

All around small unknown hamlets open up, rich in churches, monasteries and sacred places showing how much specially from the 9th to the 14th century the river waters and the road of salt helped pagan and christian symbols mix together and show up in the still amazing Romanesque and Gothic architectures under the blue sky. 


   


For art and architecture lovers, the Valdimerse gives the best example of gothic architecture in the middle of the tuscan siennese countryside. 

For off the beaten paths' lovers this area is a must to visit and to discover the charming roofless chuch of San Galgano and the Montesiepi chapel with Ambrogio Lorenzetti's frescoes in it and the sword in the stone. 

For literature-history lovers, it is a magnificent place to explore in searching of understanding which story came out first: this guy from Chiusdino and his sword in the stone as a symbol of a new life and a step back to the humble church who eventually became so popular to stimulate the literature or the Artù cicle and the "Sword in the stone" became so popular as epic story that this guy decided to make himself a part of it!



HIGHLIGHTS - VALDIMERSE THE TUSCAN GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE TOUR 

FULL DAY TOURS - 8/9 HRS-
PICK UP/DROP OFF AT YOUR LODGING
VISIT AT THE ROOFLESS CHURCH OF SAN GALGANO
TUSCAN MEAL 
VISIT COLLE VALDELSA - ARTISANS OR MONTERIGGIONI
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JOINABLE TOUR

130 EUROS PER PERSON - ALL INCLUDED
( Min. 3 participants )
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 PRIVATE TOUR 
AVAILABLE

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DETAILED ITINERARY - VALDIMERSE THE TUSCAN GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE TOUR

Meeting at your hotel in Florence or Siena at around 9/ 9:30 in the morning

The pick up time will depend on the exact itinerary you will choose as the day can be customized according to your interests.

We will start by going toward the stunning San Galgano roofless abbey, where you will have the chance to admire the most beautiful example of gothic architecture in the tuscan siennese countryside.

Also we will admire some frescoes done by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in the romanesque chapel up on the Montesiepi hilltop.

After we will drive through a scenic road leading us toward Monteriggioni but before we will stop for eating our tuscan meal once lunch time arrives.

After lunch free visit in Monteriggioni, time for the best gelato and shopping.

Alternatively in the afternoon we will visit the small hamlet of Colle Valdelsa where we might have the chance to see a fine glass artisan at work!

At around 4:30/ 5 pm we will be ready to happily drive back home.

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