San Gimignano Travel Guide
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 52%History Buffs
- 52%Local Culture
- 52%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (45)
- San GimignanoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
The town of towers. San Gimignano has almost perfectly preserved medieval town center, with spectacular brick towers. San Gimignano's location atop a hill makes for some spectacular pictures as you approach the town from the plains below the town.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- San GimignanoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 22, 2013
Up spiraling hills you climb, in search of views and towers. San Gimignano is drop-dead-gorgeous and perhaps the most popular day trip from Florence or Siena. The historic and walled little city on a hill is great for an afternoon of exploring. Check online or at the bus station to purchase tickets.
- San GimignanoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 21, 2013
The quintessential Italian walled city. San Gimignano is small enough to walk from end to end, but it's hard to make it to the other side if you keep stopping for pictures like I did. The towers are amazing and the city's location is breathtaking.
- San GimignanoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2May 08, 2013
It's a fascinating medieval walled city only a short trip from Florence. The towers give the town an unusual appearance. Sweeping vistas of the wine and olive farms are afforded from the various
small hotels in the town.
- San GimignanoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Apr 30, 2013
If you're going to be near Siena, and you have a few hours to kill, I absolutely have to recommend going to San Gimignano. Like many other towns in Tuscany, San Gimignano is at the top of a hill, overlooking the countryside below. You can only arrive by bus or by car (buses run from the nearby Poggibonsi-SG train station with decent regularity).
The city is very small, you'll be able to walk the whole thing in an hour, and is known for its 14 remaining towers, which stand guard over the city, and are really great for picture-taking. The town itself has plenty of great restaurants, though you'll find it crawling with tourists during the summer months (like most of Italy), but less-so than similar towns like Volterra.
If you can, try to schedule your visit for Thursday, which is market day in the Piazza del Duomo. You'll be able to sample and purchase local goods, like Pici pasta (my favorite).
- San GimignanoDec 08, 2012
Wonderful little walled city. Like walking into a fairy tale. Amazing buildings, picturesque views, delicious food, friendly people. After dinner buy a gelato (best in the WOLRD) and join the Italians walking up and down the street people watching. Doesn't get any better than this.
- San GimignanoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Dec 08, 2012
Along francigena way This medieval town was built between the IX and XII centuries. It started to decline after 1348 plague. It is known as the 'tower city' after its beautiful mediaval towers (72). It is really enjoyable talking a walk along the narrow medieval streets looking up at towers and having a good meal.
- San GimignanoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Dec 08, 2012
One of my favorite places in Italy... this medieval town was like something out of a fairytale, or like I was stepping into a Shakespearean play. Whimsical, charming, and did not feel quite real = my kind of place.
- San GimignanoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 08, 2012
Visiting San Gimignano is like stepping back into the Middle Ages, especially with those giant Medieval towers scattered throughout this wonderful city. While visiting Tuscany, you must find way to get down to this city. I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed visiting other Tuscany cities.
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Aliases: UNESCO Historic Centre of San Gimignano