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San Gimignano 1300

Via Costarella n.3, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 327 439 5165
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This is the town of San Gimignano, re-created in miniature, as it appeared in medieval times. It is accompanied by historical dioramas and a... more » Owner description: This is the town of San Gimignano, re-created in miniature, as it appeared in medieval times. It is accompanied by historical dioramas and a fascinaating timeline of the town's history.A new and exciting activity through the streets of the medieval town, solving puzzles, riddles and pitfalls.The protagonists will receive a kit that includes a map of the city as it was in the 1300s, a pen and a 14 page booklet where they will find not only the riddles for the hunt but also detailed explanations on all the towers that still exist today,on the 4 “Contrade” or neighborhoods and the most important families of that period.The treasure hunt is available in Italian, English and French. « less
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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A wonderful model showing the city at its peak with all its towers intact. Free entry and some very interesting film showing how the model was made. Not a long visit but enjoyable

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Sydney
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

An acquaintance told me to be sure to visit this hill top town and I am so grateful as it has been a highlight of my visit to Tuscany. Take the climb up the Museo Civici Tower for a breathtaking vista, and view the art in the Pinacoteca, it is Divine. I have 6 weeks in Italy. If I knew... More

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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Spent quality time in these beautiful surroundings. Climbed the bell tower for the beautiful views and could have spent so much longer than we had time for. Well worth a visit. A fee for the bell tower but the town is free. Parking 2 € an hour

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

wonderful hill top town. Historical and cultural. This place had some of the best eating places we found in Italy. Everyone in our tour group ate at diffrent places and everyone raved about their meal! Be sure to try the ice cream there, also. Beautiful views of the country side. One of the better stops on our tour of Italy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was worth a stop, and by far the nicest people in the town. The family owner was proud of their shop, and appreciative of tourests. Town is Cute but a little Set up feeling.

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Oundle
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was a very interesting model of the town in 1300.It would appear that the town has not changed very much in all that time

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The model gives you a clear picture of the size and numbers of towers the town had. It is really educational. Thanks!!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was nice to see how accurate they have been able to reconstruct the old town heart of San Gimignano. Great that the entrance is free.

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very we'll done, worth a quick visit. It was very well laid out and the staff were very helpful and chatty

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

San gimignano was jaw dropping, get there early though to park close, it had so many wonderful shops, especially the silversmith, and the views are amaxing

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