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Thanks to its ideal location in the centre of Siena, the hotel Chiusarelli is easily reached both by car and by public transportation.
Siena can be comfortably visited on foot: in a few minutes you can reach piazza del Campo, the Duomo and the main city museums. You can spend your stay in Siena or plan daily excursions to Florence, Rome, San Gimignano. The bus terminal is to be found 200 metres from the hotel.
The hotel Chiusarelli is at your complete disposal to organize guided tours of Siena, Chianti area, San Gimignano, Montalcino with a Brunello wine tasting.
Chianti & Castles Tour (two wineries)
The beautiful ruby-red colour and the characteristic bouquet with scents of violet are the special features that reveal the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti. This wine results from the wise blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and originates from the hilly area from which it draws its name. Our expert and witty tour leaders will lead you to the discovery of the breathtaking, uncontaminated landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, presenting you a harmony of colours that can only be found in the hills of this region. The sounds, scents and flavours of this land will capture your senses through a unique experience that you will live, relish and comprehend by visiting ancient churches, medieval castles and small villages where the rhythm of life remains unaltered over time. Together, we will enjoy exploring these fantastic sceneries and will appreciate their century-old traditions. details
Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour (two wineries)
Brunello, presently considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino and in the ancient winemaking tradition, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, sanctuary of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, stands on a charming hill that will let you relish its natural wholesomeness. The town, its century-old fortress, and the best wineries reviewed on specialised magazines are the main destination of our outing. Great skill in the cellar, which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood, make Brunello, holder of the title of “Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality”, the most highly regarded wine in the world. You will have the opportunity to taste prestigious wines in the best wineries on the territory and to discover Montalcino and the wonderful surrounding area. details
Chianti & San Gimignano Grand Tour
The beautiful ruby colour and the characteristic fragrance with hints of violet are the distinguishing marks of the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti. You will taste this refined product at one of the best wine cellars of the area accompanying the wine with a selection of bruschettas (garlic bread), typical cheeses and Tuscan salami and sliced cold meats. Our expert and brilliant tour leaders will guide you in the discovery of the marvellous unspoilt landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, unravelling before your eyes in a harmony of colours that only the hills of this region can give you. The sounds, fragrances and tastes of this land will steal your senses through a unique experience to be discovered, tasted and understood by visiting ancient churches, medieval castles and little hamlets where the pace of life has remained unchanged over the course of time. With us you will enjoy the pleasure of exploring these fantastic settings and relishing their ancient traditions. Our tour then continues to San Gimignano, is a splendid example of medieval town and has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. San Gimignano, distinguished by its world famous, characteristic towered skyline, stands along the via Francigena on the hills of upper Val D’Elsa. The town, also famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, saffron and the precious Santa Fina pottery, will meet our eye leaving everyone astonished by its beauty. Our guide will accompany you to every corner of the town characterised by beautiful squares, buildings, churches and suggestive alleyways. details
Brunello Grand Tour
Brunello, presently considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino and in the ancient winemaking tradition, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, sanctuary of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, stands on a charming hill that will let you savour its natural wholesomeness. The town, its centuries-old fortress, and the best wineries reviewed in specialised magazines are the main destinations of our excursion. You will discover Montalcino, the splendid Abbazia di Sant’Antimo (St. Antimo’s Abbey) and the beautiful surrounding area. Along with a selection of other prestigious wines, you will also sample Brunello di Montalcino, known as the “Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality”, presently the most appreciated wine product in the whole world. details
Pienza & Montepulciano Grand Tour
Pienza and Montepulciano, the artistic and scenic jewels of the Val d’Orcia, expect thousands of visitors every year, in the discovery of their host of attractions. Built according to the will of the Pope from whom it takes its name, Pope Pius II, Pienza is a singular example of architectural beauty, harmony and perfection. The squares and historical buildings preserve the secrets of the art of Rossellino and traces of the noble papal power. This artistic and natural heritage is joined by taste and fragrance. In fact a Pienza tradition is that of the typical Pecorino (sheep’s milk cheese). Always under the constant guidance of one of our expert and brilliant tour leaders, you will continue the tour to Montepulciano, a town built along a narrow ridge of limestone, surrounded by an imposing city wall. The stateliness of the renaissance buildings and the elegant beauty of its churches intertwine with the ancient winemaking tradition of “Nobile di Montepulciano”, the town’s winemaking symbol. details
San Gimignano Tour
North west of Siena, on the hills of Val d’Elsa, stands the medieval town of San Gimignano. San Gimignano, defined as the town “with a hundred towers”, owing to the presence of these impressive buildings symbolising power and wealth, till the thirteenth century counted seventy-two towers, fourteen of them are still standing today. Due to the development of trade on the Via Francigena, crossed by thousands of pilgrims in the Middle Ages on their way to Rome, San Gimignano underwent an economic and cultural revival arising from the recovery of its agricultural and artisan origins. The artistic and cultural treasures that San Gimignano possesses interweave with the secrets of the local wine and gastronomy in a pot-pourri of fragrances and tastes, that our expert tour leaders will give you the opportunity of testing, in a unique tour. This incomparable experience will give you the possibility to appreciate the particular beauty of Santa Fina pottery and local handicrafts. You will also have the opportunity to discover the history of the only Tuscan white wine recognized as D.O.C.G., the famous Vernaccia, that you will taste in one of the most renowned wineries of the San Gimignano area, with a big selection of other typical wines and products. details
Hot Air Ballooning
This unique experience will enable you to rise gently from the ground, be borne along by a gentle breeze above the Tuscan landscape, discover from a bird's-eye point of view the historical towns and splendid vineyards which have in part created the legend of this breath-taking terrain. This is power of imagination - which comes true! You can fly like the wind in a mode which preserves the romanticism and adventure spirit of the art of flying. details
Travel on horseback leads to a deep understanding of our land and people. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a horseman for a day! Enjoy the open air of the Tuscan countryside. No experience in riding is necessary. Riding on horseback is ideal for rides through the Tuscan woods and hills. Let our guide take you on a search for beautiful little churches, deserted monasteries and castle ruins. The trails are often the same ones ancient pilgrims covered in the Middle Ages along the Via Francigena. details
The traditions of Tuscany are strongly linked to its flavors and cuisine. We offer our guests cooking classes in the typical Tuscan style, to help them discover our roots and culture in a funny and original way. Learn about the secrets of our cooking, the basic ingredients of our tradition, and the magical way in which we combine them. From bruschetta to homemade pici to the myriad of crostini, you will bring home a bit of “Tuscanness” to your dinner table. Fall in love with Tuscany through its food. details
There is no better way than by bicycle to discover the beauty and richness of this part of Italy, sharing the passion for cycling, art, food and wine as it can only be found in Tuscany. The tour takes place in the magnificent countryside around Siena, which is proved to be the best for cycling holidays in Tuscany. In the center of the Tuscan hills, you'll discover how life proceeds in a natural balance between nature, art and culture, a real paradise for bike tourists. You will be greeted by these hills, criss-crossed with vineyards, lakes, panoramic little white roads and an endless variety of itineraries and possibilities for enjoying a cycling holiday…also, a big variety of settings where castles, abbeys and churches can be discovered. details
Tour in Scooter
Enjoy and wonderful ride on a Scooter along the scenic and silent roads of the Tuscan hills. Take this opportunity to admire the sights of Chianti, wrapped in the perfumes of Tuscan countryside and accompanied by the sound of the working farms. You have the opportunity to join the tour every day and enjoy this experience together with our multilingual escorts (Italian and English) and visit different small Medieval villages situated in the heart of Chianti. The tour on the Chianti hills lasts approx 3 hours, along the way you also have the opportunity to stop in a renowned farm for a tasting of local products. Those who do not feel confident driving on their own, can choose to ride with one of our expert escorts. A valid driving licence is required and participants must be minimum 18 years old. details
Guided Tour of the town of Siena
Siena is a treasure trove of historical, artistic, religious and cultural riches all to be discovered. The best way to do it is on foot, admiring the changes to the town over the centuries and enjoying the spectacular scenery and curious particulars. With an authorised guide you will be able to appreciate the major tourist attractions like Piazza del Campo, the true heart of the town, the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), the Cathedral and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico. There will also be no lack of references to the great noble families, such as the Piccolomini, Tolomei and Salimbeni, and their palazzos, to the great tradition of the Siena Palio, but also to the stories of pilgrimage and saintliness that distinguish the town. The walk continues with a visit to the Cathedral that preserves the treasures of artists like Nicola Pisano, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Donatello, Pinturicchio and Gianlorenzo Bernini besides its marvellous marble floor, which is a unique example in the history of art. The tour ends with a visit to a shop that sells typical Siena products where you can sample traditional Tuscan confectionery.