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 a CEO there to point you in the right direction. Prepare to fall in love with Italy.
Price per person1,099 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
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.
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.
Day 4 - San Gimignano
Enjoy a day trip to Siena including an orientation walk with the CEO.
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.
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.
Day 7 - San Gimignano/Rome
Transfer by bus and train to Rome. Depart in the early afternoon from the Rome train station (Termini).
Hotel (1 nt), apartments in a locally owned home (5 nts).
Local bus, train, walking
Allow USD215-280 for meals not included.
6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Please be aware
Palazzo Pubblico & Torre del Mangia - €5.50, €6.50 & €9.50 for both.
Battistero or Baptistry - €3.50
Duomo - €6
Walking tour: €15
San Gimignano 1300 (museum about Tuscan middle ages): free. (Audioguides or tour guide at a cost.)
Collegiata cathedral and tower: €3.5
Pinacoteca Civica gallery and Torre Grossa tower: €5
Car rental: from €50/day
Guided Vespa tour: €110
Audioguide for self-directed tour tours: €5
Walking tour of town: €20
Museo d'Arte Sacra (religious art museum): €3
Wine museum: free
Thursday outdoor market: free
Archeology museum, reconstructed 16th century pharmacy & modern art gallery: €3.5
Walk along the medieval Francigena Road: free
Guided 5km walking tour along Francigena Road: €20
Cooking class: from €85pp
Tours to nearby areas:
Chianti and castles tour: €80 including light lunch
All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.