Tours, Excursions & Activities

Tours, Excursions & Activities

Fall in love with Tuscany

Stay a bit longer with us at the Hotel La Cisterna! We will organize a personalized tour for you that you will always remember with pleasure.

You will be in good hands! Our expert guides will lead you to exquisite places off the beaten trails.

Their savoir-faire will impress you immensely. They will help you fall in love with the places that they take you to visit.


Why not stop off at the birthplace of Boccaccio?

Here you can inhale the atmosphere of a medieval borgo with its stoned streets, age-old homes and craftsmen and craftswomen


For whomever enjoys fine wines, there is nothing more beautiful than visiting Chianti. 

Its wine cellars are precious. Its panoramas are postcard-like. Its surrounding small towns are charming and quaint.

Stop to see Castellina, Greve, Radda, Badia a Passignano, Panzano and many others.

You might also visit a wine-making establishment and taste the very real Chianti wines known throughout the world

Colle Val D'Elsa

Another cultural tour that will leave you breathless: The City of Crystal. Here the illustrious Tuscan artist, Arnolfo di Cambio, was born


A cultural visit to the Cradle of the Renaissance is obligatory. See in Firenze (Florence) the Duomo (cathedral), Palazzo Signoria, the Galleria degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, the Galleria dell’Accademia and many other amazing sights that thrill millions of visitors coming to Italy every year.


Well known for its city walls and for the delightful historic town center is worth a visit.


Dante cited this beautiful city in his Inferno. The city's walls and the castle are surrounded by fields and the view stretches beyond charming rolling hills


We should not have to introduce you to the City of Palio. But, if you really want to delve more deeply into the rich history of Siena, our guides are at the ready to help you do so. 


To take a regenerable bath in hot waters, just visit the Rapolano Terme. This hot springs is only an hour from San Gimignano.

Others you might visit include Querciolaia and San Giovanni.

Another possibility is the hot springs of Casciana Terme, (one hour away) and the spectacular Bagno Vignoni in the heart of Val d’Orcia. At Gambassi (20 minutes away) and Montecatini (1 hour away) you will come across thermal waters that you can drink and which are rich in beneficial properties that will improve your health. 

The Farms

One would need an evening star to be guided around the little pearls of our countryside.

The farms of San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti, where the fine wines of our region are produced, also are famous for their sliced meats and salamis, cheeses and virgin olive oil. 

The South of Siena & the Val d’Orcia

If you are searching for a natural ambience without comparison, one that possesses thermal baths and picturesque locales, it would be worth your while to organize a tour of the Val d’Orcia.

Here you will find Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino, famous for their sheep's milk cheese and their noble wines and, especially, Brunello.

Be sure to stop at the splendid Abbazie di Monteoliveto Maggiore and the Abbazie di Sant'Antimo where a sense of spirituality, serenity and art fills the air.

Touring San Gimignano

A fully complete visit around the “City of Beautiful Towers,” is a must.

Whether you wish to embark on a cultural, gourmet food, or even a cinematographic tour, we are prepared to satisfy your taste requirements—and taste buds!  


This splendid city is perfect for a tour through its medieval setting. There are many crafts shops where one might acquire sculptured pieces in marble and alabaster not found in any other place in the world.


What would you think is better than hopping on a bike and gleefully traveling through the hills of the Tuscan countryside, its panoramic streets and roads, and its rough-going pathways?

We can even have one of our expert guides go with you and, if you prefer, you might take a motorcycle or Vespa instead of a bicycle. 


Sport is a very nice and unusual way to live this experience. In San Gimignano you can put yourself to the test during a tennis match on one of our three clay courts. 

Or, you might want to cool off with a cool dip in our swimming pool. Why not go on a never-to-be-forgotten horseback ride?

There are many places near the hotel where you can make arrangements to go riding.

If you wish to go golfing you can do so at one of these prestigious clubs near us: the Circolo Golf l’Abbadia in Colle Val d’Elsa; the Golf Club Castelfalfi and, the Circolo Golf Ugolino in Grassina


Our trustworthy guides, who are expert in their field, can accompany you along the paths of the marvellous Val D’Elsa where you can experience the most beautiful sights imaginable of our borgo

Via Francigena

Perhaps you already know that in medieval times that what is today the Hotel La Cisterna was a “place for pilgrimage.” It was a locale where people could receive a warm welcome during their jaunts along Via Francigena.

Even today visitors choose to go along this route that from France travelers, on their way to Rome, stopped off for the night at the Hotel la Cisterna.

The hotel's simple and welcoming ambient, is even today a reference point for guests coming from afar. 

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