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The Chigi tower built in 1280 (right) and the two Salvucci towers (left), Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano
The walls of San Gimignano, Siena
Palazzo del Podestà, Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano
Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Siena
Porta San Matteo, San Gimignano
THE TOWERS
THE WALLS
PALAZZO DEL PODESTÀ
PIAZZA DELLA CISTERNA
PORTA SAN MATTEO

 

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VILLAGES AND LANDSCAPES OF TUSCANY
 
VILLAGES AND LANDSCAPES OF TUSCANY
 
VILLAGES AND LANDSCAPES IN THE PROVINCE OF SIENA
 
SAN GIMIGNANO
GETTING THERE
- How to Get There
- Map
ACCOMMODATIONS
- Places to Stay: Hotels, Agriturismi, B&B
- Holiday Rentals and Apartments
SIGHTS
- SAN GIMIGNANO
- Piazza del Duomo
- Piazza della Cisterna
- Piazza Sant'Agostino
- The Town-Walls and the Fortress of Montestaffoli
- Museums
- Pieve di Cellole
 

 

SAN GIMIGNANO TRAVEL GUIDE
Val d'Elsa Senese, Siena
 

In the Middle Ages San Gimignano was an important stop for pilgrims on their way to Rome along the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and their power. Although only 14 tower-houses have survived, San Gimignano maintains its medieval atmosphere. The town also houses several masterpieces of Italian art of the fourteenth and fifteenth century including works by Benozzo Gozzoli, Ghirlandaio and Pollaiuolo.  

In 1990, the historic center of San Gimignano has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.

 

Now we begin our walk to San Gimignano: A walk to San Gimignano.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

Weekly Market San Gimignano: Thursday
Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Cisterna 8.00-13.00

Tourist Information Office - San Gimignano
Ufficio Informazioni Pro Loco
Piazza Duomo, 1
tel. +39 0577 940008 - fax +39 0577 940903

 

ATTRACTIONS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN GIMIGNANO:

- Piazza del Duomo ***
- Piazza della Cisterna ***
- Piazza Sant'Agostino ***
- Le mura e la Fortezza di Montestaffoli ***
- Musei ***
- Pieve di Cellole

ATTRACTIONS AROUND SAN GIMIGNANO:

- Siena ***
- Il Chianti ***
- Certaldo **
- Casole d'Elsa *
- Barberino Val d'Elsa *
- Monteriggioni **
- Poggibonsi
- Volterra ***
- Colle Val D'Elsa **
- Gambassi Terme

 

 

San Gimignano and the surrounding countryside, Siena
San Gimignano and the surrounding countryside, Siena
Piazza Sant'Agostino e Via San Matteo, San Gimignano, Siena
The towers of the Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Siena
Frescoes in the courtyard of the Palazzo del Popolo, San Gimignano, Siena
Piazza Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano, Siena
The towers of the Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Siena
Frescoes in the courtyard of the Palazzo del Popolo, San Gimignano, Siena
Torre del Diavolo (Devil's Tower), Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Siena
The Arco dei Becci, gate of the first walls and access to the Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano
Torre Grossa, San Gimignano, Siena
Torre del Diavolo (Devil's Tower), Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Siena
The Arco dei Becci, gate of the first walls and access to the Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano
Torre Grossa, San Gimignano, Siena
The walls of San Gimignano, Siena
Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano
Pieve di Cellole, San Gimignano, Siena
The walls of San Gimignano, Siena
Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Siena
Pieve di Cellole, San Gimignano, Siena
San Gimignano, Siena
San Gimignano, Siena
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