Excursion from Viareggio to Volterra and San Gimignano

Volterra is one of the oldest towns of Tuscany, founded by the Etruscans. The history of this town back to VII century BC, long before the Roman Empire was established. The Etruscan civilization constituted a union of twelve cities. Volterra played an important role as a part of this state. With the arrival of the Romans, the city became part of the Roman Empire. It’s architecture, which combines elements of Etruscan and Roman cultures, makes this town truly unique. Volterra attracts cinematographists and serves them many movies were filmed here. For example “TWILIGHT” and “MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT” films. The city is famous for the production of fine and refined items from the natural alabaster rock.

San Gimignano is a town where you can immerse yourself into the atmosphere of Middle Ages, and we are glad to offer you a very interesting tour to the medieval Manhattan (the town of medieval skyscrapers). During your visit to this extraordinary ancient Manhattan, you will spend unforgettable time discovering the unique architecture, carefully preserved in the state as it was during the middle ages, and incredible Tuscan sceneries. Vineyards, olive groves, and cupressus alleys will stay in your heart forever. Gourmets can enjoy and appreciate the quality of the Tuscan cuisine and the noble wines by visiting one of the wineries, located 15 minutes away from San Gimignano. Everyone – both adults and kids love ice-cream, and you will get the chance to enjoy one of the best ice-creams in the world. It is especially relevant for tourists travelling with children.

Things to enjoy during this excursion:

The best ice-cream in the world. We suggest you to try one of the best ice-creams in the world, produced by Sergio Dondoli, one of the most famous gelato makers. Gelateria Sergio Dondoli offers a selection of more than 70 ice cream flavours. We suggest you to try Sergio’s exclusive ice-cream flavours. You can try plain ice-cream with gorgonzola cheese, saffron, bilberry, lavender, raspberry and rosemary, and even tomato flavoured ice-cream… And during the hot summer months, we would suggest you to try their sorbets made of pink grapefruit and champagne or the famous Vernaccia white wine. Learn more about Sergio Dondoli Gelateria here

Wine tasting together with a proper lunch or dinner will be a pleasure for true gourmets. You will be offered Vernaccia, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile and of course the Super Tuscan wines. When tasting wine, it’s important to start from the most complex and continue with the simple wines. At the winery, you will also be offered appetizers and meals matching the served wine type. For simple wines, you will be offered Tuscan appetizers which consist of cheese, prosciutto, salami and greens, and for more complex wines – Tuscan soup, lasagna and meat. For dessert – a wonderful dessert wine Vin Santo and cantuccini cookies.


Dear tourists, we offer you tours to the town of Volterra and San Gimignano. You can choose the duration and the variation of the tour, which suits you the best.

The price of the tour does not include the price of the professional tour guide services and the price of wine tasting with lunch or dinner. If you would like to order these services, please activate these services in the order form when submitting your order.

When ordering a tour with wine tasting and lunch or dinner, the minimum tour duration should not be less than 10 hours.

The price of the professional tour guide service in Volterra and San Gimignano is €50 per hour. The minimum duration of the guided tour is two hours

The price of lunch or dinner at the winery with degustation of 10 -12 different wines (including Super Tuscan wines) is €35 per person

The tour duration is considered to be from the moment of departure from the meeting point indicated by you to the time of your arrival back. If the tour is extended €35 should be paid for each additional hour beyond the initial duration indicated when submitting the order.


Travel time

  • from Viareggio to Volterra it’s approximately 1 hours 30 minutes, depending on the location of your hotel
  • from Volterra to San Gimignano approximately 35 minutes
  • from San Gimignano to the winery in about 20 minutes
  • from the winery to Viareggio about 50 minutes depending on the location of your hotel

Landmarks in Volterra:

  • Priors ‘ Palace
  • Roman theatre
  • Museum of the Etruscan
  • Shops and workshops that produce alabaster products

Landmarks in San Gimignano:

  • There are three torture Museums in the city
  • Panoramic platform that allows you to enjoy the Tuscan landscape
  • The house of St. Finns
  • Cathedral of San Gimignano
  • St. Augustine’s Church
  • The Torre Grosso tower, which you can climb and enjoy views of the Chianti valley

Useful information:

  • If you have any questions, you can check the answers or ask your questions here.
  • If you need more than one cars for one order, you can contact our support service here.
  • If you would like to go on an Italy tour, you can get additional information here.

Why trust us:

  • Professional drivers who have received training and instructions passed all the necessary exams and have the CAP(KB) certificates.
  • Licensed cars (NCC) which have the right to enter historical centres of the cities, and seaports.
  • Fixed prices, regardless of the road traffic.
  • New cars of various classes.
  • Special insurance for the passengers, in case of a car accident.
  • Punctuality, responsibility, politeness, confidentiality, many years of work experience in the sphere of passenger transport.