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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Family of 4 with two kids. Purchased for 8 euro. Great way to explore the town. Highly recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Everyday buses and cars by the dozens wheel through the gentle Tuscan countryside,looping through the elegant geometry of carefully groomed olives and deep- green vines on their way up to the towers that floats like a dream image on the top of the hill. SG has preserved an authentic medieval skyline with its aggressive shafts of stone that make a... More

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Perth, Australia
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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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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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