Adopt an olive tree initiative is dedicated to those who wish to discover Florence with a private guide at their own exclusive disposal and to contribute to the preservation of the landscape heritage of Tuscany, skilfully shaped by men over the centuries
Adopt an olive tree is a way to support small business, the backbone of our country’s agriculture, giving them the opportunity to continue their century-old work aimed to the knowledge, care and conservation of this precious heritage belonging to every one of us
Adopt an olive tree is also an original gift idea to offer to relatives or friends, nature and quality product lovers
By adopting an olive tree you will be able to visit some of the most beautiful, evocative, and panoramic places of San Gimignano
This city has so many wonders that a guided tour is a must, both for tourists wishing to discover San Gimignano for the first time but also for those who decide to visit it again. The beauty and history of San Gimignano are closely linked to those of its territory, shaped by the centuries-old and skilful work of man: our visit will be an opportunity to get to know some of the most evocative corners of this extraordinary city, discover its links with the countryside and contribute to the preservation of the landscape heritage of its territory.
The guided tour starts from the walls still protecting San Gimignano and where the doors that give access to the city open. As modern pilgrims, following the path that once belonged to the ancient Via Francigena, we start to walk along the streets where ancient hospitals and imposing tower-houses were built, where narrow alleys between house and palace walls open to offer a sudden view to wide landscapes: vineyards, woods and olive groves alternating in a game of skilful balances, renewing, like verses of an ancient poem, the deep bonds connecting the treasures of San Gimignano to the countryside. The Via Francigena takes us to the heart of San Gimignano, centre of the powers that shaped and made this city so great: the Duomo and the Palazzo del Podestà, the Guelph and the Ghibelline towers, rival powers overturned by the Municipality that built here its headquarter and where Dante Alighieri was welcomed. Our journey continues towards the highest point of the hill where Florence, after subduing San Gimignano, built a fortress: a strategic place from which the entire Valdelsa can be seen, it is here that the Etruscans began to write the history of our city.
WHERE: San Gimignano, Porta San Giovanni
WHEN: on request, all year round
PRICE: adults 25€; children up to 12 years are free of charge
PARTICIPANTS: minimum 5 pax (adults) - maximum 8 pax.
On request, the visit can also be made for small groups of less than 5 people: in this case the cost of the service is 125€ for the entire group
We accept the following payment methods:
advance bank transfer (7 days before).
advance payment by credit card / Paypal
NOTES: don’t forget to put your walking shoes on, we remind you that suitable clothing are required to gain access to places of worship (shoulders and legs must be covered)