Famous for its medieval towers, San Gimignano is perched on a hilltop and set in a landscape of gently rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards. The town developed alongside the Via Francigena, the main thoroughfare which led pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome, thereby becoming one of the most prosperous cities of Tuscany. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meet the guide and visit:
- Piazza della Cisterna. This is the main piazza in town and is named after the ancient 13th-century well (cisterna) located in the center of the triangular-shaped square.
- Piazza del Duomo. The Duomo, palazzos, and seven of the town’s medieval towers flank this highly suggestive medieval square. An entrance fee is required to visit the interior of the Duomo.
- Palazzo del Popolo. This 14th-century building is dominated by a very tall 51-meter tower. From the top of the tower, there is a stunningly spectacular view of the town and the countryside that stretches for kilometers.
An entrance fee is required.
- Palazzo del Governo. This medieval palazzo has a wide portico and the remarkable ‘Torre Rognosa’.
- Church of Sant’Agostino. A 13th-century church where you can admire many frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli.
Please note: All entrance fees are extra.