This morning visit one of Tuscany's major cities, Siena, home of the famous horse race, Il Palio. You can explore the city on your own, or at 11am take a guided Siena Walking Tour to visit the major attractions including Piazza del Campo, the true heart of the town, the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall) and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico. The tour includes admission to the Cathedral.
This tour is not included in the price above. Please let us know if you'd like to add it to your itinerary.
Grab lunch, then drive over to Volterra, a city dating back to the 8th Century BC.
A cool story about Volterra: In the Second World War, when the Germans were coming to invade the city, the people of the town tore up all the stones from the streets and filled the main entrance to the city, blockading themselves in and the Germans out. Because of this, they were able to preserve the gate that was thousands of years old, as well as the city inside, from being destroyed as so many other historic sites were during the war.
There is a wonderful little shop that sells glass plates and vases, but the amazing part is the glass floor, that shows the ruins of an ancient road beneath it. Also, be sure to see the well preserved Ancient Roman Theater from the 1st century BC.