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San Gimignano 1300

Address: Via Costarella n.3, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 327 439 5165
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This is the town of San Gimignano, re-created in miniature, as it appeared in medieval times. It...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, History Museums, Cultural
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A small and cozy place showing how it was san gimignano in 1300... On top it was free! We went with a 3 month old baby and was great, must see

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I only had 50 minutes there, I wish I could have stayed at least half a day. This is truly an interesting village with so much to see. Warning the streets are slopping and it takes a bit of effort to get around. Certainly make your way to the top of the Fort Tower, its hard work up the stairs... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A lovely, very hold, hill top town. Great to visit, but is really over-run with restaurants, souvenir shops, etc. etc. in every nook and crevice of the town. Busy, busy, busy. Parking could be difficult. Still, worth a visit. But try Volterra instead, or as well. It's similar but not quite so touristy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Very nice museum expecially for kids.....Houses palaces squares as centurie s ago we can suggested to visit it when in town

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

One can feel the medieval atmosphere strolling the streets and isles of the castle-city.Beautiful !!! It is very well preserved!!! Clearly a touristic attraction (crowded) . Shops and restaurants overpriced. The surrounding landscape excellent !!

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Montaione, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I have been to San Gimignano several times over the years, it is pretty (actually the drive to the town is lovely) and kept very clean. However the hoards of people make it difficult to fully enjoy and the shops all sell over priced tacky souvenirs that you can get anywhere. If you are in the area it's worth a... More 

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Irbil, Arbil, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is completely incredible. It still has the architecture of the XIV th Century and before arriving is a beautiful landscape. You walk and find interesting shops and stores, as well as a place where they sell the best ice cream of the world (won prices). I recommend you to go in a medium-high season because many places are... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A quaint medevial town with typical cobbled streets, there Re musems which we did not visit. The towers are of interest going back to rivalry as to whom could build the biggest and the best, but get your history from one of the many guide books which are available or of course from Google.

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Could spend a few days lost in time in Italy. Much less traveled, beautiful-Has a Dubrovnik feel, clean and somewhat untouched by modern world. Italian Paradise found

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

So authentic, felt like you were back in time. Food was a little pricey at some places but bargains could be found, the quality was excellent though, not crazy about wild boar, that's just me.

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