San Gimignano is an old town that dates back to the 9th century, lying in the green Val d’Elsa hills. It is surrounded by high walls and the city experience a period of splendor in the 13th century when luxurious palaces, wonderful churches and huge towers were built. Some of the architectural sights to be seen are Porta San Giovanni; Piazza della Cisterna, surrounded by palaces and Medieval towers; the Basilica Collegiata, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta; Palazzo del Popolo and the Church of Sant’Agostino.
OUR TOUR OF SAN GIMIGNANO:
The best of San Gimignano – 49 euro
Every Day with beginning from San Gimignano (at 10,30 AM and 2,30 PM, length 2 h)
With this tour you can combine art and shopping and have a view over the vineyards and olive-groves.
San Gimignano is a Tuscan village of fair towers, dating back to the Etruscan period. You can feel this antique atmosphere long the main street with the old medieval palaces and old ceramic shops. We’ll start our tour in this small medieval village at the gate of St. John, than we’ll pass by the Cistern square and the Cathedral square. Both of them have the most important medieval buildings which face each other.
On request we can organise typical Tuscanlunch in an old farmhouse, combined with Chianti wine tasting.
*Lunch supplement: 25 euro p.p.