Local Living Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano

If youve 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. Youre free to explore the town, visit vineyards, discover medieval highlights or embrace your inner artist wandering the Tuscan countryside. If youre looking for a deeper dive into Italian cities, therell be day trips to visit Siena and Florence. Youll 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.

Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Rafting, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Multisport, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 133046
Starts: Rome, Italy Finishes: Rome, Italy
You will visit
  • Rome
  • 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: 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

Train (2.50 hour(s))
Local bus (0.50 hour(s))


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 (1B)

Enjoy a day trip to Siena including an orientation walk with the CEO.

Included Activities:
Siena Visit
Orientation Walk


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


Day 6: San Gimignano (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 person's touristing stamina. The return ticket is provided, but you decide when to leave.

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: San Gimignano/Rome

Transfer by bus and train to Rome. Depart in the early afternoon from the Rome train station (Termini).

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Local bus (0.50 hour(s))

    • Orientation walks in Rome, San Gimignano, and Siena
    • Walk along San Gimignano's medieval wall
    • Home-cooked dinner with host Ugo, a San Gimignano native
    • Half-day cooking class
    • Wine tasting at a local cooperative
    • Quarter-day walk through the Tuscan countryside to Montauto
    • Day trips to Siena and Florence
    • Transport between destinations and included activities
    • Hotel (1 nt), apartments in a locally owned home (5 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Local bus, train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Share an apartment in our local friend Ugo's 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.