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 6,376 reviews

This tour is awesome! It starts with some walking to a church in Sienna with a tour guide from the city (we were blessed to have a touring legend from Sienna give us a tour). The bus ride is smooth and they have water available if needed (which we took advantage of). The vineyard tour and wine tasting was great, and the food? To die for! We purchased 6 bottles of wine after the tour ended haha (they ship if you prefer that, we just took them with us). Our day ended with a quick trip to pisa to see the leaning tower. Great tour, awesome value, and our guide Manolo is the best tour guide we EVER HAD!

Had a great experience with the Tuscan tour. I wish they did a seperate package that left out pisa but gave more time at Siena and San gimiano instead. Our guide Elisa was very helpful and friendly. Totally recommend this experience to anyone in Florence.

It was a great experience! Tuscany is beautiful! ! And with the energy of Lavinia it was really amazing. She is the best guide we’ve ever had! Thank you Lavinia. Bram en Margot

The trip was amazing, well organized and my guide Lavina was well spoken. I can really recommend the lunch option, which was delicious.

The the tour is well organized and the tourguide Oliva was very helpful. She gave us great insight on what to expect.