San Gimignano Tourism

San Gimignano, Italy is a walled medieval city located in the province of Siena, Tuscany. Known for its hilltop setting and an unforgettable skyline, this old city is a home for around 7,768 people.

Originally an Estrucan village in the 3rd century BC, this city is now spread over 138 enclosed with thirteenth century walls that can be entered through two streets. The fourteen (out of 72) remaining towers rise up to the sky to create an enthralling view looking like medieval Manhattan.

After the Estrucans, Romans acquired the place, naming it Silvia. Later, it was named San Gimignano, after the Bishop of Modena. In 1199, the city became a commune and prospered well. However, Black Death Plague swept off half the city in 1348. The town was preserved in its medieval grandeur till the 19th century and gained the attraction of the tourists.

Popular as the ‘town of fine towers’, San Gimignano, Italiais known for its impeccable Romanesque secular and domestic architecture. The construction of the city serves as an example to this. The beauty of this town is so riveting that UNESCO enlisted the whole city as a World Heritage Site. Do visit this city while on your vacation to Italy. 

Essential travel information and San Gimignano tips for your visit

  • Choose a weekday to visit the city because it’s flooded with tourists during the weekends, and you wouldn’t be able to peacefully admire its beauty.
  • If you’re fond of wine, try its famous Vernaccia of San Gimignano before you leave.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of San Gimignano

  • Know the pollution level of San Gimignano before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is San Gimignano for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in San Gimignano.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.86 (High)
    • Car Stealing 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 21.43 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85.71 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.57 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of San Gimignano is 131.98 (High)

    • Safety Index 79.2 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.97 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 95 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.63 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.08 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.54 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in San Gimignano

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.4 USD

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