Local Living: Local Living Italy-Tuscany San Gimignano (EIGL)
Trip Style: Local Living - Don't just visit; move right in
Always dreamed of renting a villa or cottage somewhere but thought you couldn't afford tos You can now. Local Living adventures put you undercover in some of the world's greatest and most out-there destinations and serve up a taste of life as it's lived every day. Unpack once at a central home base-a Tuscan farmhouse, a French river barge, a private home in the Amazon Delta, that sort of thing-and explore alongside like-minded travellers and a connected CEO who knows the area best.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 8, Avg 6
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotel (1 nt), apartments in a locally owned home (5 nts).
Share an apartment in our local friend Ugos home, eat delicious Tuscan cuisine and sample regional wines, stroll the lanes of medieval San Gimignano, walk along the beautiful Tuscan countryside, make new friends at your home away from home.
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 with a CEO there to point you in the right direction, prepare to fall in love with Italy.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 7 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Rome||Day 1 Rome|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: If you are arriving early and wish to see the Vatican Museums, it's a good idea to book a ticket to the Vatican online before your trip as waiting until you arrive may be too late! Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||San Gimignano||Day 2 Rome/San Gimignano (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Orientation Walk Transport: Train (2.50 hour(s)) Local bus (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||San Gimignano||Day 3 San Gimignano (1B, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Medieval City Wall Walk Half-day Cooking Class
|Day 4||San Gimignano||Day 4 San Gimignano (1B)|
Enjoy a day trip to Siena including an orientation walk with the CEO. Included Activities: Siena Visit Orientation Walk
|Day 5||San Gimignano||Day 5 San Gimignano (1B, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Tuscan Countryside Walk Wine Tasting and Home Cooked Dinner with Ugo
|Day 6||Florence||Day 6 Florence (1B)|
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. Additional Notes: While the group will travel together to Florence, the return time is flexible and can vary by each persons touristing stamina. The return ticket is provided, but you decide when to leave. Transport: Local bus (0.50 hour(s)) Train (1.50-2.00 hours) Train (1.50-2.00 hours) Local bus (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 7||Rome||Day 7 San Gimignano/Rome (1B)|
Transfer by bus and train to Rome. Depart in the early afternoon from the Rome train station (Termini). Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Local bus (0.50 hour(s)) Train
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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Countries Visited: ItalyTrip Style: Local Living - Don't just visit; move right inAlways dreamed of renting a villa or cottage somewhere but thought you couldn't afford tos You can now.