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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: Historic Walking Areas, History Museums, Cultural
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We took a lovely trip from Siena to San Gimignano for the day. We caught the bus which took about an hour and a half and was punctual and good value. The town is now very much a tourist destination, but despite the fairly large crowds it didn't seem spoilt or overcrowded. There are lots of interesting shops, particularly if... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Love this town. Great shopping, museums, and some great places to eat. Have visited twice in the last two years and can't wait to go back. Have bought great art, jewelry,ceramics and clothes not to mention a few salami's.

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A real must to visit in a trip to Tuscany although Tuscany offers so many great destinations, San Gimignano has great diversity from the other main towns by way of towers (only numbering 11 from the original 72 including the Commune), Castle, walled towns like some others, a unique tuscan jewel and under protection from Unesco. Take time to stay... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very quaint and lovely. There is an overlook at the top of the hill next to a wine shop. Wonderful view. Many small shops and places to dine line the winding streets.

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a day trip to this town, from Florence. This place was just amazing. It is the typical old town with a wall around the whole town. You enter through an arch, which would have had a draw bridge. The streets are all cobblestone, the buildings are around 1300's and beautifully kept. From a high point you can see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

lovely walk with lots of shops selling pottery wine etc. Difficult to find parking.Nice old cathedral but price of ticket not worth it. the ticket did not include a guide

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After reading various reviews we were tentative to visit San Gimignano but were very happy we did. We went in the evening and probably had a better experience since the tourist buses were all leaving. We thought the town was charming with all the little alleyways and different shops. We also enjoyed a great meal. It seems to have plenty... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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