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San Gimignano.

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San Gimignano (map) is a pretty medieval walled city in Tuscany, famous for its historic centre with beautiful towers (inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List) and great art.

Known as the “Town of Fine Towers”, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of 14 of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form an unforgettable skyline. Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

It is small enough to be effectively visited as a day trip from nearby cities like Siena and Florence, but it has a different, more peaceful atmosphere at night that many travelers find it worthwhile to experience.

The “Historic Centre of San Gimignano” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town also is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.

Thursday is market day in Piazza del Duomo (map).

The city is on the ridge of a hill with its main axis being north/south. It is encircled by three walls and has at its highest point, to the west, the ruins of a fortress dismantled in the 16th century. There are eight entrances into the city, set into the second wall, which dates from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Piazza della Cisterna (map). This Piazza, entered from Via San Giovanni, is the main square of the town. It is triangular in shape and is surrounded by medieval houses of different dates, among them some fine examples of Romanesque and Gothic palazzos.

Piazza Duomo (map). This piazza is to the north of Piazza della Cisterna and is connected by a passage adjacent to an open loggia. To the west, at the top of the square, stands the *Collegiate Church (map), reached by a broad flight of steps.

While in other cities, such as Florence, most or all of their towers have been brought down by wars, catastrophes, or urban renewal, San Gimignano has managed to conserve fourteen towers of varying heights, for which it is known internationally.

 

#1 Visit Florence

Our article about the city of Florence. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

#2 Dolomites Alps

Our article about the Dolomites Alps, South Tyrol. All necessary tourist information about the Dolomites. Transport.

#3 Visit Venice

Our article about the city of Venice. Tourist information. Venice and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Public transport.

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Trenitalia – Your best friend while traveling in Italy.

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BUS: Buses leave from Florence’s bus station (next to the train station) hourly, and take 1.25 – 2 hr including a change in Poggibonsi. From Siena > 1 hr and, operated by Tiemme SpA. *Volterra has buses to San Gimignano every day, that take 2 hours and change in Colle di Val d’Elsa.

Abruzzo ⇒ Arpa / Apulia e Basilicata ⇒ Marino / Calabria ⇒ Saj / Lombardy ⇒ Autostradale S.p.A. / Tuscany ⇒ Sena / Sicily ⇒ Sais. + More: Flixbus • EuroLinesBusabout Adventure Coach Travel EuropeEurope by BusBuses on the Web.

TRAIN: Nuovo Trasporto ViaggiatoriTrenitalia + International RailRailEurope.

AIRPORT: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport • Ciampino Airport • Milan Malpensa Airport • Linate Airport • Orio al Serio Airport.

FERRY: Grimaldi LinesGnv Grandi Navi VelociMoby LineSnavEmilia Romagna LinesSaremar.

Vi aspettiamo a San Gimignano.

È dal medioevo che accogliamo viaggiatori, pellegrini, sognatori, artisti, visionari da tutto il mondo. Bentornati! Vi aspettiamo a San Gimignano.

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

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Visit Rome.

Our article about the city of Rome. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

TRENITALIA.

Trenitalia offers national rail transport in Italy and international connections to Austria, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Walks of Italy: Walks of Italy offers guided tours and activities throughout Italy, including food tours, walking tours, and cultural experiences. Their website provides a wealth of information on the history and culture of Italy, as well as practical travel advice.

Italy Beyond the Obvious: Italy Beyond the Obvious is a travel planning service that offers personalized trip planning advice and itineraries for travelers who want to explore Italy in-depth. The website also provides travel tips and recommendations for activities, attractions, and restaurants.

WineTourism.com – This website is dedicated to wine tourism and offers a comprehensive directory of wineries, vineyards, and wine tours in Italy.