Need hints from experienced local tour leaders for a perfect family trip in Tuscany?
Winter passes by very quickly, day light is already growing, temperatures are becoming warmer here in Tuscany, the countryside has finished to resting, starting to prepare the lush spring blooming.
Summer holidays are somehow approaching and many people are already discussing how to plan a family trip and where they can best spend them.
Planning a percect family trip to Tuscany, is an addictive, fun and exciting activity for the whole party.
As far as recreation goes in Florence, we want to help you with this ‘hard work’ , with some tips about what to to do for everyone:
- choose Florence as your base : you can find here the best accomodation according to your level of comfort.
There is so much to see and to do in the city, so well known for being The Cradle of Renaissance;
- take one day touring from Florence to Siena and San Gimignano including cycling.
Spring in full swing is quite a multi-sensory experience, Summer with blooming sunflowers is simply outstanding.
The fragrances, sounds and sights are amazing and doing it on a bike puts you right in the middle this gorgeous environment.
Choose the best itinerary for you according to your skill levels and kind of effort you all want to face in terms of distance for cycling.
You may do this by your own or use professional guides to lead you : the outskirts of Siena is full of possibility to bike on quite roads that are also so rich in Medieval history!
Sightseeing paired with the riding that includes seeing three of the most beautiful Medieval villages of Tuscany and also having a nice lunch along with a wine tasting, a break for a good gelato are perfect for an unforgettable family trip.
Break up the miles with activities which are right for children.
Head to San Gimignano by car/van pretty early in the morning (9.30 to 10.30 a.m.) before a swarm of tireless tourists invade the so called ‘’Medieval Manhattan’’ thanks to its 14 still existing and so well preserved towers!
A beautiful town nestled between the Sienese hills and the sunny Val d’Elsa hills, surrounded by thirteenth-century walls and rich in still intact medieval charm: this is San Gimignano, a small and much-loved Tuscan pearl.
Visit the town and have the best gelato at the world award winner gelato shop right there: loved by children and good for energy for great cycling.
Moving forward towards Siena, put a must – see, Monteriggioni (on the way to Siena) on your bucket list: captivate you children with the story of the well to make this family trip memorable.
Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence, by assuming command of the Via Cassia running through the Val d’Elsa and Val Staggia to the west.
It’s also the best place to taste a dish of handmade “Pici & Caramelle ” the delicious Senese pasta.
At the end, head to Siena, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Siena is likely Italy’s loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days.
Heading to Siena on our fully guided bespoke bike tours in Tuscany is nothing but the best! You’ll love meandering thru the village, grab some food and maybe another delicious Italian gelato!