San Miniato

San Miniato tour Pisa

Discover the heart of Tuscany with a San Miniato Tour, near Pisa. With a chauffeur service you will see this little village, rich of historical examples, for a day, and a personal driver will show you all main sites in a unforgettable San Miniato tour.

San Miniato, between the Pisa hills, thirteen centuries of history, still nowadays called “noble town”, for the personalities who lived in and those who spoke about it in their works, is situated in a strategic position, along the ancient Via Francigena which connected the north Europe to Rome during the Middle Ages. The town is also in the heart of the Valdarno area, trade place for big cities such as Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa. It was the favorite town for a lot of Emperors, Popes and poets, even Michelangelo declared to have met Pope Clemente VII here in San Miniato. Also Napoleon lived in this town, period which the writer Luigi Mascilli Migliorini remembers in the book “Napoleon and San Miniato: the return of the hero”, published on the occasion of the bicentenary of the his visit in San Miniato, the 29th June 1796.
Today San Miniato is also very famous to be “the City of Truffle” .
During San Miniato tour you will recognize the smell of the White truffle of San Miniato on the tables of the best restaurants in the world. Tradition which dates back to the Middle Ages handed down through generations. This tradition can be discovered, every years since 1969, during the “National White truffle of San Miniato Show”.

And remember…”The truffle makes woman more tender and men more amiable”. (Brillat Savarin).

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