San Gimignano is a pretty medieval walled city in Tuscany, Italy, famous for its historic centre with beautiful towers (inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List) and great art. It is small enough to be effectively visited as a day trip from nearby cities like Siena and Florence, but it has a different atmosphere at night that many travelers find it worthwhile to experience.
The visit to the museum is an ideal opportunity to learn about the architectural, social, and historical aspects of the middle Ages in Tuscany. Located in the heart of the city itself, the museum has a massive reconstruction of the city of San Gimignano dated between the 13th and 14th Century. Audioguides available.
The church of Sant'Agostino in the northeastern part of the city contains a set of great frescoes on the life of St. Augustine by Benozzo Gozzoli and friendly, English-speaking friars to tell you about the church.
The Museo Civico (civic painting gallery/museum) in the Palazzo Pubblico is small but has beautiful art inside. Includes Torre Grossa, which is the tallest tower in the city at 200 feet.
With 49 rooms, some with panoramic views from the terraces. Buffet breakfast, elevator, restaurant with great view, discounts off season, closed January & February.
On a square at Sant'Agostino Church. Cheap & cheery for lunch & dinner daily (closed January), usually filled with locals and away from all the daytrippers.
The nearest to a duomo (cathedral) in this small city. Beautiful and contains a splendid series of frescoes on Old and New Testament subjects.
Literally, a big rock, but a ruined fortress in actuality. A panorama of the Tuscan countryside can be seen from it.
18 rooms, historical residence within the city walls. Wi-fi, air conditioning, garage on-demand, sky-TV, elevator.
Hotel with 55 rooms and 4 apartments surrounded by a large park with pool. Wi-fi, air conditioning, sky-TV, safe.
On a hill just below the city walls. Set in private grounds with garden and swimming pool.
Soup and sandwiches for there or to go, open daily 12:00 to 10:00, on Via Santo Stefano.
Wild game served by candlelight. Outdoor seating, near Porta San Matteo at Via Mainardi.
Resort spa hotel overlooking San Gimignano with inner spa and pool.