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San Gimignano Porta San Giovanni, 53037 San Gimignano, Province of Siena, Italy
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Porta San Matteo, 53037 San Gimignano, Province of Siena, Italy
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OverviewChoose a private tour and a professional guide to visit and appreciate the beauty of San Gimignano and its towers,without forgetting to taste the best ice-cream of the world
Tour is wheelchair accessible
All entrance fees included
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Private guide for a more personalized experience
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Stop At: Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta - Duomo di San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Tuscany
the Cathedral of San Gimignano is without a doubt one of the citys most important monuments. The interior walls of the church are entirely lined with frescoes that recount Stories of the New and Old Testaments painted by illustrious artists of the fourteenth-century Sienese school as Lippo and Federico Memmi, Bartolo di Fredi etc. This Basilica also holds a precious Renaissance jewel, the Chapel of Santa Fina, where three famous Florentine artists worked: an architect, Giuliano da Maiano, a sculptor, Benedetto da Maiano and a painter, Domenico Ghirlandaio. Saint Fina, she was just a girl that contracted a serious illness and chose to spend the rest of her days lying on a wooden board that at the moment of her death burst into bloom with violets. Every year in March the violets of Santa Fina blossom luxuriant amidst the hard stone towers that give this medieval city its famous profile. Many legends and traditions are hidden inside the wall of San Gimignano, through its narrow streets, palaces and towers...
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany
It has a triangular shape with a slight natural slope and is connected to the nearby Piazza del Duomo by an open passage. The pavement is brick and the piazza is surrounded by houses and medieval towers.The piazza is located at the intersection of two main streets of the village of San Gimignano: la via Francigena and la via Pisa - Siena. The piazza was used as a market and a stage for festivals and tournaments. Its current layout dates from the thirteenth century. The piazza is named after the underground cistern (Cisterna) built in 1287.
Stop At: Mura di San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Tuscany
Only once you get to the top of a tower you can really dominate the entire city and countryside
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Historic Centre of San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Tuscany
is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form "an unforgettable skyline"
Duration: 2 hours
Transportation to/from attractions
Entry/Admission - Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta - Duomo di San Gimignano
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Our tour guide Demetra took us around San Gimignano, a quaint hill town in the Tuscany region deserving of its UNESCO world heritage site designation. We met at Porta Giovanni, strolled the mostly-pedestrian streets, visited the Collegiata not to be missed with its well preserved frescoes. Also saw the towers of San Gimignano and why it is known as the medieval Manhattan of Italy and ending at the Piazza della Cisterna for gelato at Gelateria Dondoli. With some time left, we shopped for cheese their aged pecorino and pecorino fresco is amazing! and pottery Balducci Ceramica - non traditional colors/designs and a quick bite at an enoteca before we headed back to our hotel in Greve in Chianti.
At par with most historical towns in Italy, be ready with your most comfortable walking shoes/sneakers, as the cobblestone streets, though nice to look at but after a few hours of walking them may prove to be a challenge to your feet. Also, weather wise, a good time to visit as temperature during our tour was right around 18C 64F, perfect fall weather.
Demetra, was good, pleasant and nice. But personally, my wife and I would have liked a little more history, and more interesting stories to spice up the almost 2-hour tour.
Overall, we would love to visit San Gimignano again.