Top Historical Places in San Gimignano

Are you looking to explore the history of San Gimignano through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in San Gimignano including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of San Gimignano. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through San Gimignano ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about San Gimignano, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in San Gimignano for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of San Gimignano with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. San Gimignano Bell Tower

    Museum, View Point, Monument, Tower

    It was built in the city’s powerful patrician families in the age of feudalism. San Gimignano bell tower is a reminder of a once ubiquitous architectural trend. Admire at the 14 different towers still in existence. The tallest of which stands 54 m (177ft) high. At one point, 72 of these study stone structure accentuated they town’s skyline. Climb more than 250 steps to the top of th...Read more
  2. Collegiata Di Santa Maria Assunta

    Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Cathedral

    Duomo means ‘cathedral’ but this is no longer considered as a cathedral as there is no bishop in here. This is however still the main church of the town that was started in the 11th century and completed in the 15th century. It is simple from outside, but as you enter it you will find the interiors are opulently decorated with frescoes. It is rated as the most densely decorated chur...Read more
  3. Church Of Sant' Agostino

    4.5 (194 Votes)
    Church Of Sant' Agostino

    Church, Religious Site, Museum, History Museum

    Also known as the Chisea de Sant’Agostino, it is the 2nd largest church after the collegiate. It is owned by the Order of St. Agustine.  It is a 13th century building with a simple exterior and richly decorated interior with a 17 cycle fresco design. These depict the life of St. Augustine and are made in a way that they surround the main altar in the large room. The altar is known a...Read more
  4. Rocca Of Montestaffoli

    Observatory, Castle, Hill

    As you cross the Piazza Dumo you come across a hill, on top of which you will see a castle and this is known as the Rocca of Montestaffoli. This was also a Dominican Convent at one time and also a Florentine fortress when Florence won over the region. This building has a pentagonal base with beautiful turret designs on all sides. It is still protected by a drawbridge and a front gate. All the ...Read more
  5. Museum Etrusco

    Museum, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    This is a very nice archeological museum that houses ancient Etruscan artifacts that were made and collected more than 2000 years ago. A major part of these exhibits are Funerary urns but there are other displays that grab your eye as well. The most notable pieces are “The Shadow of the Evening” and “The Urn of the Married Couple”. It is an awe to see how innovative art...Read more
  6. Chiesa Di San Jacopo

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Also known as the Church of St. James in the temple, it is the arch diocese of the Sienna- Colle d Val d’ElsaMontalcino. This church was established in the 11th century by some veterans of the town. It is a rectangular structure with typical single nave, pillars and columns. This was once a very active church that looks quite shabby now. There is also a very old hospital next to this chur...Read more
  7. Pieve Di Cellole

    4.7 (39 Votes)
    Pieve Di Cellole

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    This is a Parish Church in the town of Cellole that is under the Municipality of Gimignano. It is a part of the Diocese of Volterra. It dates back to the 10th or 11 th century. The outside facade dates back to the 13th century but some records say that it had been renovated again during the 20th century. The exteriors are very simple yet authentic. The inside is that of a basilica with 3 naves...Read more
  8. Historic Center Of San Gimignano

    Outdoors, Landmark, Historical Site, Square

    Also known as San Gimignano Delle Belle Torri’s, this is an important landmark of the city. This place is a favorite of tourists, mostly people who come for religious purposes. This is known as the historic center because of the fact that this area was one of the first places to be inhabited by people. This square has a number of large, old towers that were built by the Patricia Family as...Read more
  9. Piazza Del Duomo

    4.7 (99 Votes)
    Piazza Del Duomo

    Religious Site, Outdoors, Square, Cathedral

    Also known as the Cathedral Square of the city, this was during the middle ages, the religious and political center of the city. It is very close to the Piazza Cisterna. It got its name from the Collegiate, which is the main church of the city.