Skip to content

Wine Tasting in a Medieval Aqueduct

Siena, Italy

Experience hosted by Rita

60 minsHosted in English, Spanish, and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Guests arrive in Piazza San Giovanni, the magnificent Piazza del Battistero, where historic buildings (such as the Palazzo del Magnifico and the Archiepiscopal Curia) are erected and the back of the Cathedral, sparkling with white and black marble and the majestic staircase. At the entrance, the guests can admire the original drawing of the Baptistery of Siena, unfinished due to the plague and two drawings made by famous architects, Louis Khan and Le Corbusier whose originals are no longer in Italy.
Once here, guests have to go down, reaching an unique and inaccessible place, where the water once flowed. The "bottini" are buildings of medieval origin that brought water to the city of Siena.
You will see a medieval well, an Etruscan hut dating back over 2500 years and a sandstone sediment dating back over 1 million years ago when Siena was below sea level. There you can see historical fossils.
You will see another "bottino" as well used also as jail by The Noble Pandolfo Petrucci.
After you can enjoy the real and unique experience of the wine tasting in an unique atmosphere. Once the experience is over, guests can buy some bottles as a souvenir.
Guests arrive in Piazza San Giovanni, the magnificent Piazza del Battistero, where historic buildings (such as the Palazzo del Magnifico and the Archiepiscopal Curia) are erected and the back of the Cathedral, sparkling with white and black marble and the majestic staircase. At the entrance, the guests can admire the original drawing of the Baptistery of Siena, unfinished due to the plague and two drawings made by famous architects, Louis Khan a…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Verranno assaggiati vini locali

Meet your host, Rita

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 82 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Rita and I'm passionate about wine. I worked for many years in wine cellars, I have a degree in foreign languages ​​and I like talking with people trying to transfer my passion and explain wine but not only.
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From $30
/ person
Tue, Apr 13
$30 per person
$30 per person
Tue, Apr 13
$30 per person
$30 per person
Tue, Apr 13
$30 per person
$30 per person

Where you'll be

You will visit
- Piazza San Giovanni;
- External of Palazzo Landi
- Medieval aqueduct
- Etruscan mine
- Bottino (aqueduct)

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 82 reviews.

Samantha
September 2020
Rita’s wine tasting was great, she picked our 3 wines personally and shared with us the history of the wines and why she had chosen them for us. Since we were the only ones booked on that day we were able to experience the aqueduct even though in COVID it is usually closed. Rita even let us bring our dog down with us! Highly recommend, thanks Rita for the day and for the other recommendations you gave us, we tried them all!
Rita’s wine tasting was great, she picked our 3 wines personally and shared with us the history of the wines and why she had chosen them for us. Since we were the only ones booke…
Alessandra
September 2020
La conoscenza dei vini si nota subito. Così come la passione per il vino. E poi Rita è una persona molto professionale e gentile
Matteo
August 2020
Luogo davvero suggestivo dove abbiamo degustato 3 vini di ottima qualità: un rosé, un bianco (atipico per la Toscana ma non per questo meno buono, anzi!) ed un Chianti classico. È stato bello anche scoprire piccoli aneddoti di Siena e della sua storia/cultura. Consigliato se volete provare una degustazione diversa dal solito.
Luogo davvero suggestivo dove abbiamo degustato 3 vini di ottima qualità: un rosé, un bianco (atipico per la Toscana ma non per questo meno buono, anzi!) ed un Chianti classico. È…
Sascha
August 2020
This was a lovely little tasting and Rita was very knowledgeable- not just on the wine but the history of the place too! My partner couldn’t come so in the end it was just me so nice to have a private tasting in the aqueduct!
Cheyanne
August 2020
Tasting wine in a midieval aqueduct is a once in a lifetime experience. Rita was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed this experience and I would totally do it again!
Tobias
July 2020
The wine tasting session with Rita, which due to COVID-19 was held right on Piazza San Giovanni, really was an unique experience. Rita has a very good knowledge about all different types of local wines and has the ability present those particularities in an very easy and understandable way. Therefore you should learn a lot even if you are not in to wine that much.. Grazie Rita di tutto! La degustazione è stato un'esperienza veramente meravigliosa :)
The wine tasting session with Rita, which due to COVID-19 was held right on Piazza San Giovanni, really was an unique experience. Rita has a very good knowledge about all different…

Choose from available dates

10 available
1 / 2

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.