San Gimignano

San Gimignano. The jewel of Tuscany.

San Gimignano is more than just a medieval town in Tuscany. It is a journey through time, a place that combines art, culture, cuisine and hospitality. For travelers looking for the real Tuscan experience, San Gimignano is a must. Immerse yourself in history, enjoy the culinary delights and experience the beauty of this enchanting city, which embodies the heritage of Tuscany like no other place.

Gavorrano > San Gimignano: 98 km

Welcome to San Gimignano

Tuscany in Italy is known for its breathtaking scenery, rich history and charming towns. One of these towns that has emerged as a real gem is San Gimignano. With its medieval architecture, picturesque alleyways and unmistakable townscape, San Gimignano attracts tourists from all over the world year after year.

A past steeped in history

Also known as “Medieval Manhattan”, the city is famous for its 14 preserved medieval towers, which once served as status symbols for wealthy families. The two highest towers, the “Torre Grossa” from 1311 and the “Torre della Rognosa”, are 54 and 51 meters high respectively.

Today, only some of these towers are still open to the public, but they offer breathtaking views over the Tuscan countryside. The town has largely retained its medieval structure, which transports visitors to another era and allows them to experience the charm of times gone by.

Art and culture

The city is also home to an impressive collection of works of art in its museums and churches. The Collegiata Basilica is an architectural masterpiece that houses works of art by famous artists such as Benozzo Gozzoli. The many art galleries also offer a variety of works by local artists, showcasing the rich creativity and heritage of the region.

Culinary delights

San Gimignano is not only known for its architecture and art, but also for its culinary delights. The town is famous for its Vernaccia wine, which has been cultivated here since the Middle Ages.

Visitors can sample local specialties in the numerous wine bars and restaurants, accompanied by a glass of the unique Vernaccia wine. The authentic Tuscan cuisine, from pici pasta to truffle dishes, makes gourmets’ hearts beat faster.

Inviting hospitality

The inhabitants of San Gimignano are proud of their town and warmly welcome visitors. Many of the small family businesses offer charming accommodation that reflects the rustic Tuscan style. The hospitality of the locals helps to make visitors feel at home in this small medieval town.

Sustainable tourism

San Gimignano has also taken steps to promote sustainable tourism. The city attaches great importance to preserving its cultural and historical integrity and has taken measures to make tourism more environmentally friendly. Local products and craftsmanship are promoted to support the local economy while minimizing the ecological footprint.

Places of interest Gavorrano

Walk through the old town
Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo del Podestá, Palazzo Pratellesi, Rocca di Montestaffoli
Museum “SanGimignano1300”
The cathedral completed in 1148
Palazzo Comunale with the city museum
Museum of Torture and Capital Punishment with a collection of torture instruments from the 16th-18th centuriesList item


Ferie delle Messi – Every year on the third Sunday in June, costumed horsemen, drummers and heralds gather for a parade through the streets of San Gimignano.
International festival – The Dentro e Fuori le Mura international festival begins in mid-June. Events such as readings, opera, ballet and cinema take place in the open air during the summer months until the end of August.

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Vacation in Tuscany.

Casa Ferruccio

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