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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 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

After the Torre Grossa (highest tower in San Gimignano) this is the next "must see" attraction. The model of the city, as it was in around 1300, is absolutely fantastic, and well worth a visit. The model is set on a low table, so children can get a street level, through one of the many city gates. Adults can get... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Located just one block off the main street running the length of San Gimignano, this huge model of the town in the year 1300 is well worth a detour. Free admission and built at eye level for kids, it gives you another perspective of this historic town. Make it an early stop on your visit to the town to get... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stumbled across this exhibition by chance off a back street. It is a large detailed model of how the town may have looked when the towers were built and a model of the inside of a tower. It makes much more sense of what you see outside in the town. If you crouch down to eye level you feel... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We decided to try and track down this elusive attraction and on our first try, couldn't find it at all. After tourist info assured us it was still around but had moved, we went back to try and find it and our persistence paid off. The model is very good and worth a look at, but the best bit was... More

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Valletta, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very nice city and all is near by good restaurants and nice places to visit very friendly people there are also very nice cities around

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This atraction dose not exist anymore , at least as it seems to be . If you visit the site you will expect many things that absolutelly do not exist . The former place Where the exibition were is Closed and now some remains of the miniatures are exibihited on a New place . There are a disappointing Shop and... More

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Giulia R, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Gimignano 1300 and Treasure Hunt, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Monica, My name is Giulia and I work for Homofaber srl and for the attraction SanGimignano1300. I saw from your comment that you have had a bad experience in our structure and I am very sorry about this, but I would like to take some of my and your time to try to explain what disappointed you. We... More

Rotterdam, Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just walk in and take a free look on the lovely on scale version of old San Gimignano.Very nice details and great to see how the city look in 1300.

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We just recently made our 2nd visit to St Gimignano and it was every bit as beautiful as last time! It is quite difficult to find a parking place but persevere and you will succeed! The shops all around are surprisingly reasonably priced. If you are looking for anything in particular it is worth comparing prices! The restaurants aren't over-priced... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Approach this with a sense of fun and you will have a great time. First the place has moved so check the address on the web page. The museum is only one room but the model is wonderful and gives you a sense of the town 700 years ago. Then it is off on the tour - it took us... More

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