San Gimignano is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make San Gimignano one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. San Gimignano is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in San Gimignano or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of San Gimignano. Explore the historical monuments of San Gimignano with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this San Gimignano guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in San Gimignano page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical San Gimignano landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of San Gimignano.
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Piazza Duomo, 2, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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....
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Piazza Sant'Agostino, 10, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 mai...
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11:00 am - 06:00 pm
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.
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Piazza Duomo, 2, San Gimignano SI, Italy
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
The San Gimignano bell tower is one of the highlights of San Gimignano. The San Gimignano bell tower is situated on the top of a hill and it is completely worth an uphill climb. As you reach the top of the hill, you will be welcomed by green surroundings and a unique monument- the tower. It will look somewhat weird but it is understandabl...
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Piazza del Duomo, 1 53037 San Gimignano (Siena Tuscany)
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 prote...
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Via Folgore da San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
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...
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San Gimignano, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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. Ther...
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53037 Province of Siena, Italy
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
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...
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San Gimignano, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 t...