San Gimignano is a medieval city located in the province of Siena in Tuscany, known for its beautiful architecture and atmosphere. The main image of San Gimignano are the fourteen towers and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All the roads in this town lead to the highest point where the Piazza della Cisterna and the Piazza Duomo are located. The Piazza della Cisterna is a wonderful piazza surrounded by medieval buildings and towers, named after the 13th century well. Every Thursday a market is hosted here. The Piazza Duomo is the town’s church square, hosting the Chiesa Collegiata, built in a Tuscan Romantic Style, dating back to the 12th century. Of course, restaurants and cafés can be found at these squares as well. Sit down at a terrace and enjoy some of the local specialities, such as a risotto with saffron, rabbit with Vernaccia wine and rice cake. If you are interested in learning more about architecture and history of the Middle Ages in Tuscany, you must visit the San Gimignano 1300 museum, displaying how the city looked like in the year 1300. However, if you’re more into art, the Pinacoteca Civica museum is more suitable for you. In order to have a great view over the town, you must visit the Torre Grosso; the 54 meter high tower of the Palazzo Populo. This tower can be climbed and the palazzo serves as a the City Hall and as a museum, containing a fresco from Lippo Memmi and paintings from many others. In order to reach San Gimignano, you can fly to either Pisa or Florence and take the car from there.
Characteristic stone villa created from a carefully-renovated barn, just 5 km from the captivating medieval village of San Gimignano, and just 6 km from the charming town of Certaldo. The property is independent and offers a large, co... read more »
Charming restored barn situated in quiet and panoramic location on the hills surrounding the beautiful medieval town of San Gimignano. This property is private and offers a nice outside area enjoying extensive panoramic views over the surrounding la... read more »
Historic building dating back to the 12th century, originally the chapel of the Santa Maria church, located a short distance from the hamlet of Casaglia, about 10 km from splendid San Gimignano. Over the centuries the chapel was deconsecrated, turne... read more »
Beautiful independent villa with private (above-ground) pool created from the restoration of an ancient barn dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. This property, nestling deep among green hills, is situated a short distance away from ... read more »