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Private Tour of San Gimignano & Siena
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Private Tour of San Gimignano & Siena

By Paola's Florence Tours
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 9h
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Licensed local guide
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Peretola Airport, Florence Italy
      • Pisa International Airport, 56121 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Livorno
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69997P2

        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Private Tour of San Gimignano & Siena price starts from $996.31. Discover and book Private Tour of San Gimignano & Siena on Tripadvisor
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        On average, this experience will take approximately 9h. Discover and book Private Tour of San Gimignano & Siena on Tripadvisor

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          San Gimignano
          Stop: 4 hours
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        • 2
          Siena
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Paola's Florence Tours
          86
          Florence, Tuscany, Italy
          Joined in July 2016
        • maulikjoshu
          0 contributions
          Private tour at group prices with very helpful guide! Exceeded our expectations
          Guiseppe took us on a 2 hour 40 min tour (though he charged only for 2 hours!), covering much more history than what we had expected. He was very friendly, took time to learn about us and our interests, and then went on to cover of course Acaademia / David but many more areas of Florence while we walked from our hotel to Accademia and then towards the dome. I would highly recommend Paola's tour.
          Written December 1, 2023
        • Resort64970310884
          0 contributions
          Paola Migliorini is a knowledgable tour guide. We recommend her tours!
          We had a fantastic Private Walking Tour of Florence which included the Accademia Gallery. Our guide, Paola Migliorini, has many years of experience and she was extremely knowledgable. She shared the secrets and history of the city and we learnt so much. We enjoyed exploring all the hidden gems she share with us and her amazing guide skills. Thanks for a wonderful day of touring the beautiful city of Florence!
          Written November 20, 2023
        • jt10s
          0 contributions
          Got another guide... DISASTER TOUR
          On the back of so many positive reviews, decided to book with Paolo for a Pisa / Florence shore excursion from Livorno (private tour with 8 people). First off, the van was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, Paola wasn't our guide. Instead, it was Giuseppe. He was on time meeting us but really started off on the wrong foot but trying to present a history lesson while we were still in the parking lot of the cruise terminal. So we sat there for 5-7 minutes right from the start and immediately hit traffic leaving the port which totally killed the mood from the beginning. We all woke up early and were looking forward to a quick start. Giuseppe could've easily spent the time driving to give us some commentary. He said he's been a tour guide for 30 years and it shows as he very clearly wanted to do things his way rather than asking the group what kind of tour we wanted. Giuseppe stated that he wants his guests to fully understand what they're seeing and for him, that means detailed history and repetition (literally repeated certain facts 5-10 times). Our group wanted to maximize our time and see / experience more rather than stay in one place and listen to long commentary but Giuseppe didn't want that. After the Pisa stop (which was nice - Giuseppe dropped us off right at the entrance and was there waiting for us when we finished), I literally had to tell him how we wanted the rest of the tour to go. At one point, we had to pretend to sleep so that he would stop talking incessantly. Because we really didn't have the same outlook, we completely forewent the planned walking tour of Florence and had him drop us off for free time. I don't necessarily think Giuseppe is a bad guide, but I think his greatest weakness is not asking / caring what his guests want, preferring to do things his way only. I emailed the above feedback to Paolo to which she responded: "Buongiorno everybody This is the 1st complain I am receiving from him from years. You booked a tour with a licensed guide, it’s quite normal that is trying to introduce the city and talk, it would be have beed strange the opposite Of course we the guide we need to be flexible and understand the clients needs. He has a lot of patience usually and this is all be surprise what you wrote to me About the Mayor, you asked why we need to pay 1 euros to go to the bathroom, we don’t have any control on this, this the mayor decision James thank you to say is not a bad guide, as he is not, but thank you for your feedback. He is very upset of course of what your wrote down, but in the this busy season as this one is, is possible not to please everybody" *** To clarify: No one asked why bathrooms cost 1 euro. It's a private bathroom and they can charge whatever they want. The issue was that many in the group needed to use the restroom. We passed a McDonald's where we told Giuseppe we would be happy to stop and he did not. That was the issue. Just one of many examples where Giuseppe simply did not read the group's wishes. We took numerous tours during our month in Europe. All the other guides knew when to talk and when not to talk, even in join-in tours. This was a private tour and Paola's guide made no effort to ask/ascertain what our group wanted from the tour. On a related note, I just found another TA thread where Paola revealed that Giuseppe is actually her partner/husband... which explains a lot. So, YMMV but you might want to confirm which guide you're actually getting on the day...
          Written September 21, 2023
        • winomom
          0 contributions
          Choose a Tour with Paola She's The Best
          We hired Paola to take us to our grandfather's home in Prato, Italy. She arrived at our ship in Livorno promptly and we were on our way. During the ride to Florence (Prato) she provided entertaining commentary about the area. After visiting Prato we prearranged for Paola to take us to two vineyards - Capezzana and Dianalla. Capezzana was ok very small and wine not our favorite, howeveer, Dianalla is not to be missed. We did and food and wine tasting and tour. It is not to be missed. Located in the town of Vinci, where Leonardo was born, it is also a hotel offering cooking classes. Wine and food were delicious. Paola was a delight to spend our nine hour tour with and will customize your tour to fit your travel plans. She is courteous, knowleddgable and goes out of her way to be sure you are safe and cared for.
          Written June 4, 2023
        • Celia B
          0 contributions
          Wonderful tour guide who brings the most important things in the museums alive!
          Paola is very personable and easy to understand the history of Florence behind the art collections in the Uffizi & Academia. The surrounding streets and architecture from the 1300s to the 1900s is pointed out & put into perspective. An expert in art history & both lived & studied her whole life in or near Florence. Very highly recommended!
          Written October 18, 2022
        • andrewga
          0 contributions
          Wonderful tour of Florence
          This was a wonderful tour. It really helped us put the pieces of history together. I can now look at things in buildings and understand when they were built in what was happening. It helps you understand the history of Florence much better. The best is they adapt tours to the interest of individuals on the tour. I certainly recommend them. We will be giving her name to our friends.
          Written September 21, 2022
        • Winnipeg1991
          0 contributions
          Two Great Guides
          We spent one full day with Giuseppe and a half-day with Paola touring the Uffizzi, the Academia, the Duomo and Santa Croce. They were both knowledgeable, engaging friendly and professional. We learned much about Florence from them. Giuseppe 's knowledge of art history is phenomenal. Paola added so many jewels of information regarding what we saw and where we were staying.
          Written September 9, 2022
        • WmECamp
          0 contributions
          Paola is the best!!!
          OMG! I contacted Paola 2 years ago planning our 50th wedding anniversary trip to Tuscany. We (4 couples) toured with her and her husband Guseppie, three days in total. Paola is absolutely fantastic as a tour guide and driver. She picked us up at Villa Montesassi in the Chianti Hills and brought us home after wonderful tours. She was thoughtful and cognizant of our individual wants and needs. She is such a joy. I would not hesitate to hire and tour with her again. Thank you Paola.
          Written September 5, 2022
        • Gina M
          0 contributions
          Her behavior was unacceptable and I don’t trust her
          We booked a cooking class with Paola. I was shocked to learn she accessed my social media accounts and posted reviews of herself pretending to be me when she was supposed to be connecting me to her Wi-Fi!! I emailed her to find out what else she did with my phone and she claimed she didn’t remember. The class was ok. She was distracted trying to book tours for the following day. Disgusted by the violation of my privacy and trust.
          Written July 6, 2022
        • petesR7445KX
          0 contributions
          Amazing tour of Pisa & Florence!!
          Paola did an amazing job! She guided us quickly and efficiently and has an exstensive knowledge of the history and arts of the city and sites. She told us many insites of the people and interesting history of the town. She has a great personality and made the dayso much fun! We highly recommed Paola and we would enjoy having another tour by her! Pete & Gaye Shields - Birmingham, AL
          Written June 24, 2022
        • 74jamesf
          0 contributions
          Florence Orientation
          We had a student group and Paola led us on an orientation tour of Florence. I had been to Florence before and now regret that I did not have a guide like Paola that pointed out so much I had missed before. We had 25 college age students with us and Paola managed to keep all of them interested and when it was time for a break, took us to the best Gelato in Florence. Just the right break for the students. We loved our tour.
          Written June 4, 2022
        • 1259warrenyu
          0 contributions
          Another Great Florence Trip
          Thanks for showing us around Florence and taking us for a wine tasting. This is our second experience with Paola in Florence. Thank you again...
          Written May 14, 2022
        • S1047SWlaurenk
          0 contributions
          Cooking class in Florence
          My 3 sisters and I took a cooking class with Paola yesterday that was excellent. Delicious and fun. Paola was an excellent, warm, and patient teacher. I definitely recommend her!
          Written April 26, 2022
        • UofMgirl
          0 contributions
          Private, customizable trips
          Our family of 5 ranging in age from 15-77 travelled to Italy and the best thing we could have done is hire a private tour guide! Paola customized 4 wonderful days for us including Orvieto, San Gimignano, Parma, Pisa, and of course Florence. The days were at our own pace and filled with history and great food. Travelling in her private, clean van was perfect. I can't wait to see more of Italy with Paola the next time we visit.
          Written April 6, 2022
        • Curiosity322831
          0 contributions
          Tours with Paola
          We did two amazing tours with Paola during our stay in Florence. One day in Chianti countryside and San Gimignano. And other day in cinque terre. Paola was fantastic! She is so knowledgeable about the regions and knows the best restaurants/shops/family wineries, etc. Highly recommend!
          Written March 17, 2022
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        jefftrailslog
        San Carlos, CA1 contribution
        I was unexpectedly in Florence alone for several days, and wanted to make the best of my time. After spending time taking in all that Florence has itself, I was looking for a way to see a bit more of Tuscany with limited time left. I found Paola’s company referenced in Rick Steves Italy book, and reached out to her to see if she had availability for a solo tourist on any tour with my limited time left. She did! The tour was just right for me, Paola is a very well informed local who knows how to properly pace a tour to cover San Gimignano and Siena in a day. I intend on bringing my wife on one of Paola’s tours when we return together.
        Written May 31, 2022
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        Looking forward to meet you again with your wife. Jeff grazie!!
        Written June 1, 2022
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        Sue Anderson
        Superior, AZ4 contributions
        Oct 2022
        Paola's tour of the rolling hills and towns near Florence was exactly what we were looking for and it was outstanding. She is very knowledgeable, well spoken and fun to be with. The winery she took us to served a wonderful assortment of local wines and food. It was the perfect tour for my daughter, granddaughter and me. I highly recommend her,

        Sue Anderson,
        Superior, Az USA
        Written November 9, 2022
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        Sue from Arizona grazie!!! At the end of the season these nice feedback are more than welcome :)
        Written November 11, 2022
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        Janice
        NY6 contributions
        Nov 2021 • Family
        We have done several tours now with Paola and enjoy our time with her whenever we visit Florence. She has taken us to San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Livorno and others and is very knowledgeable about everywhere we have visited. The van is comfortable and a great way to get around. We also have done local Florence tours to museums, artisans and even a cooking class taught by Paola. I highly recommend her and look forward to our next adventure!
        Written February 28, 2022
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        Nice words grazie!! and I hope to guide you again and hopefully tourism will start soon back again. Paola Migliorini by florencetour.com
        Written March 1, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        2017lisam
        West Palm Beach, FL4 contributions
        Nov 2019 • Friends
        We also did a walking tour of Florence. Of all the tour guides I’ve used, Paola is the best. She knows so much history and cultural information that the tour is so informative—but never boring! Paola not only knows the best places to go, but she also knows when to go. She has a vehicle that can drive up close to the sites so you don’t have to walk forever to get to your stop like you do on a bus. I think you get so much from a tour with Paola. I can’t imagine using any other guide.
        Written June 21, 2020
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        MF8888
        8 contributions
        Jul 2023 • Family
        Paola helped our group of 8 in arranging all the local tour and transfer during our 5 day stay in Tuscany. She replied timely to our enquiries before the trip. We enjoyed the tour to San Gimignano and Siena arranged according to our pace. She recommended good restaurants and helped made booking. All pickups were punctual. Highly recommended.
        Written July 26, 2023
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        Nice thank you :)
        Written July 27, 2023
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        Bella M
        7 contributions
        Feb 2022
        We had an amazing day with Paola! I did a private tour with my family with her a few years ago, but I am now studying abroad and brought my friends for a day trip to San Gimignano. We had such a fun day and learned so much about the town, and got the best gelato!!!! Paola also drove us to a local vineyard where we did a wine tasting with Tuscan lunch. She was on time and made our weekend in Tuscany worth while. We love her!!!!
        Written February 26, 2022
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        Bella I enjoyed to guide you again togheter with your girls friends, you are now grown up. Enjoy your program abroad, take the best of it . Paola Migliorini 😀
        Written February 27, 2022
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        curlyque44
        Brockville, Canada34 contributions
        Oct 2022
        We would like to thank Paolo for a wonderful day seeing the Tuscan country side. The views were magnificent and her knowledge on the towns was stellar.
        She picked us up right on time, she was well organized, warm and a fabulous tour guide. Thank you!
        Written October 29, 2022
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        we even had a nice sunny day for October, that help too, thank you for coming! Paola
        Written October 31, 2022
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        509patsys
        Johns Creek, Georgia90 contributions
        Sep 2023 • Friends
        We started our tour as a private tour of two wineries. After one beautiful winery, we decided to go on to San gemenico at Paula's suggestion. So glad we did. It was an amazing small town in Siena in the tuscany region.
        Written September 26, 2023
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        Peter A
        4 contributions
        Apr 2023
        We were recommended to Paola by a friend of a friend, and we did it "all" with her and her colleagues: several walking and museum tours in Florence, a food tour, a cooking class, three one-day trips to San Gimignano, to Pisa and Lucca, and through the Tuscany countryside and to Volterra. It was magical, and everything we'd hoped for in celebration of our 50th anniversary.
        Written April 22, 2023
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        Peter I enjoyed all your family you are a precise holiday planner, we exchange many emails and everything went well :) grazie
        Written April 27, 2023
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        jwachs
        Hartford, WI165 contributions
        Jun 2022
        Our family of 5 all agree that our favorite day of our trip to Italy was the day we spent with Paolo. We were three generation trip (grandma, mom/dad, and daughter and son in law)- she kept each of us engaged and interested in learning more.

        We are so thankful for the glimpse of Italian life - from us having cappuccino at a place where the elderly owner is still tending to customers, tasting amazing pecorino cheeses, seeing grandpa tending to the garden, to talking to the painter of a watercolor we purchased, to meeting the son of the vineyard owner and their doggies while we sampled and dined at the vineyard. Thank you from the bottom of our heart for accomodating us and making this day a reality- we are forever grateful to you Paolo.

        We highly recommend and are already planning a trip back in a few years --hope to see you then.
        Written June 25, 2022
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        540 minutes