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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, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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San Jose
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38 reviews 38 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We were first here on a mt bike tour in 2007....you know the tour routine; arrived late PM one day, whirlwind tour the next morning and then we were off. And so over the years this was one place we desired to revisit to spend a little quality time. For our Oct 2014 trip to Tuscany we contracted with local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited with a group on a bus tour. The view over the countryside from the bus park was remarkable. I could not get my head inside the state of mind which created so many towers. It really must have been a very wealthy city. I is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Tuscany. You must visit the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a magical place! We spent the day looking at art and enjoying the food! Truly get off of the beaten path!

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

San Gimignano is a must place to visit if you are already visiting Siena or Florence. I had the best ice-cream in my two weeks trip in north Italy. Not to mention the deli's and salumi they produce. For all the foodies, it is a great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

beautiful, live it is full of character. old city between the stone walls. the city of towers. the shops are really nice to visit with artists painting or manually painted pottery. it is one of my favourite city , even is old is vibrating of life with restaurants and beautiful shops. highly recommended.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went in the autumn, so romantic. Very steep hills, so make sure you have flat shoes. Will certainly return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 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

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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