Siena & San Gimignano

Code: JLAS007


One of Joe Banana's English speaking drivers will meet you at the port of La Spezia.  You will need to take the shuttle from the cruise ship to the parking lot where your private driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. You will then be chauffeured about 2 hours and 30 minutes, driving through medieval towns and beautiful surrounding valleys, arriving at the first stop of this spectacular shore excursion, San Gimignano. 

An enchanting medieval village that has taken the name of Bishop Gimignano who saved the city from the barbarians, San Gimignano has also been named the Italian Manhattan because of it's tall, majestic towers. You will have time here to explore the area and shop. 

After this, your private driver will then take you to Siena, where enthusiastics claim that is a must-see. Founded by Augustus around the time of the birth of Christ, the city became a wealthy and powerful rival of Florence during the late Middle Ages. Today Siena offers to visitors a fascinating passageway to the Renaissance.

You will have time to visit Piazza del Duomo, the site of the annual spectacular Palio horse race, and where the Cathedral and the most outstanding buildings are located.

Your driver will be happy to suggest a local restaurant where you can experience the typical cuisine of the area.

After this beautiful shore excursion we'll drive back to La Spezia port, about 2.5 hours away.

Please note the following itinerary is traffic dependent:

7:30 am     Pick up from La Spezia port.

10:00 am   Arrive in San Gimignano, have about 1.5 hours here. 

11:30 am   Drive to Siena

12:00 pm   Arrive in Siena, have about 2 hours here.

 2:30 pm    Leave Siena, drive back to the port 

 5:00 pm    Arrive at La Spezia port

Siena & San Gimignano

Siena Cathedral
Piazza del Campo, Siena
San Gimignano