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Six 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Planning Your San Gimignano 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.

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  • 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

Very worthwhile Day Trip which was enjoyable and interesting

We enjoyed stopping off at the various locations en route to Siena. The weather, the comfort of the bus and the help of Lisa our Tour guide and the location guide in Siena, all combined for a very good "small" experience of some of Tuscany.

So interesting, nice people on the bus, and an excellent tour guide.

Really enjoyed the experience and plan to go on another tour before I leave Italy.
From Siena: Chianti and San Gimignano 5-Hour Tour Reviewed by Beatrice, 10/03/2016

Definitely a must do when you visit Florence.

Overall the tour was very good, we enjoyed riding through the beautiful Tuscany region , wine tasting and the delicious lunch .The guide was very good and managed the group well.A must do when you visit Florence .
San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/24/2016

Many enjoyable memories packed into one day!

Enjoyed myself a lot, first time on a tour as I usually want more free time to myself, but had a great time, saw so much and our tour guide Vincent was Great! Very punctual schedule so DONT be late folks!

one good experience to join the guide trip in Italy.

Nice plan for trip, wine testing and good travel to visit new cities near Florence.
San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/22/2016

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