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San Gimignano

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6 things to do in San Gimignano

Ensconce yourself in Tuscan charm. Visit San Gimignano to discover the historic architecture of northern Italy, while enjoying some of the region's best white wine.

  • Piazza della Cisterna

    1. Piazza della Cisterna

    Walk the brick pavement of the Piazza della Cisterna as you nibble on some tapas and take in the bustle of the communal space. The city's many squares are great places to feel the energy of San Gimignano.

  • Collegiate Church of San Gimignano

    2. Collegiate Church of San Gimignano

    The Tuscan Collegiate Church of San Gimignano is done in a typical Roman style and enjoys the ranking of a Minor Basilica. The impressive interiors feature many frescos you don't want to miss.

  • Sant'Agostino Church

    3. Sant'Agostino Church

    A serene and well-preserved example of Roman architecture, the Sant'Agostino Church in San Gimignano was built in the 13th century. Enjoy the beautiful frescos once you're inside.

  • Palazzo Comunale

    4. Palazzo Comunale

    Since the 13th century, the Palazzo Comunale has housed the town hall and civic seat of San Gimignano. Stroll through the building's courtyards and lose yourself amid the imposing architecture.

  • Santa Fina Chapel

    5. Santa Fina Chapel

    An early Renaissance chapel, the Santa Fina Chapel features stunning Ghirlandaio frescoes in its arched recesses. A beautiful and classic Tuscan chapel, the church is a tranquil stop on any tour of San Gimignano.

  • Piazza della Erbe

    6. Piazza della Erbe

    The Piazza della Erbe is a popular city square. Traditionally piazzas have been the gathering grounds of locals. Take a turn around the square and enjoy the buzz of the crowds.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How to get around San Gimignano?

    The small city of San Gimignano is absolutely best traversed on foot. You can also take the electric shuttle bus or a taxi. Getting into the city from other parts of Tuscany is best done by bus.

  • What to eat in San Gimignano?

    While you're staying in San Gimignano we recommend sampling Italian pasta. Twirl your tongue around some tagliatelli or bite into some cheesy ravioli. For dessert, enjoy heaps of different flavors of gelato from a local gelateria.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit San Gimignano is when the weather is pleasant, which is from May to October. You'll find the warmest temperatures in July and August, as well as peak time for tourists.

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What people are saying about San Gimignano

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 7,011 reviews

It was such an amazing time, Claudia was very good with keeping in line with the the schedule and providing us with enough time at every stop to explore on our own. This is a must for all of those who are not familiar with the country at all and are looking for a deep dive into the culture. I cannot say much more than to book the tour, you’ll be in good hands. Especially with Roberto the driver behind the wheel. I slept most of the time I was in the bus, usually I don’t feel safe with drivers, but his skills really put me at ease after the first leg of the tour. Enjoy and don’t forget to give them five stars!!! Thank you both and thank you Italy!!

It is a long day but so worth everything you get to see. The venue at the lunch is beautiful. Our guide Livinia was so informative and enthusiastic. I met some very nice people on the tour. Overall just a great experience!

Excellent itinerary. Well managed. Really great guides on the bus and the tour in Siena itself. Great location for lunch

The full day tour (Sara) and drive (Roberto) were very informative and enjoyable. An unforgettable experience.

Great trip, well organized! Our tour guide Elisa was very knowledgeable, friendly and considerate!