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San Gimignano 1300 and Treasure Hunt

via Costarella n.3, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 327 439 5165
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was such a great way to get an overall feel for the layout of San Gimignano. We enjoyed pinpointing the location of our hotel :) This really is amazing and you need to see it to fully appreciate it

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Sao Paulo, SP
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

San Gimignano is one of the most incredibly beautiful places I've ever visited. The city is not that big so in a few hours you can walk through basically all those cobblestone streets as you see those amazing buildings that might be up to 700 years old!!

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a fabulous little city! It is called a "Medieval Manhattan". There is so much to see ! Fabulous gifts for yourself and friends and family of all ages ! The pizza is amazing and so is the Gelato. I have been there twice but with a tour and never had enough time to really enjoy it to the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The model was really interesting, but very small compared to how it used to be. It is also free. I regret wasting money on the treasure hunt. Perhaps it would have been better with kids, but for a young couple on their honeymoon, it seemed difficult to follow, and most importantly, THERE IS NO INFORMATION ON WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The miniature of San Gimignano in the 1300s is very impressive and the kindness of the staff made me and my family felt like we were in the Medieval Times. It is a real work of art, we totally recommend you to visit SAN GIMIGNANO 1300

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

on a back street and not that clearly signposted - we stumbled on it but well worth a visit - the town recreated in miniature

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London
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The recreation of San Gimignano in miniature was truly stunning. The attention to detail and the ability to see this beautiful fortress town as it once was is certainly worth the visit. Entrance is free though I was very happy to leave a donation in order to maintain this wonderful attraction. My two boys (and I!) loved the model.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My kids love looking at model towns so this was great for them. They were also giving away free pottery "by kids for kids" which impressed them even more! We bought the treasure hunt but were on our way out so will do it next visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Outstanding recreation of the Medieval Town, well explained by the staff. A must to visit while visiting San Geminiano

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Paris
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

You don't need to spend more than 20 minutes there but you should go see this model of San Gimignano in 1300: it gives an overview of what the city looked like. Entrance is free.

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