We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Top things to do in San Gimignano

Name
Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Historic Walking Areas; History Museums
Owner description: This is the town of San Gimignano, re-created in miniature, as it appeared in medieval times. It is accompanied by... 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
Map | Visitor photos (215)
Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: I was born in 1967 in San Gimignano, and here I decided to live and work.Since I was a young boy, the passion for photography... more » Owner description: I was born in 1967 in San Gimignano, and here I decided to live and work.Since I was a young boy, the passion for photography has fascinated me, at the beginning because I felt I was immortalizing happy moments. And as I grew up I felt more and more that this hobby could become a serious occupation. As early as 1997 I had the chance to illustrate catalogues and books in collaboration with several national and international magazines (Conde Nast, Rusconi, Mondatori and others).Now he is looking towards a different type of image: a silent landscape where the human person, even though invisible, is always present and leads us towards a melancholic kind of joy.My first book "Viaggio nella Campagna Toscana" ("A Journey through Tuscan Landscapes") was published in 1998 after long and careful work so as to lead the reader on a poetic and aesthetic journey through the beauty of Tuscany. My wife Renata and I then decided to open a photo shop in San Gimignano, the first of its kind to sell colour and black and white photographs taken by me and printed in my own workshop. Our "La Bottega del Sale", the medieval "Salt Shop"in the Piazza Duomo, was inaugurated in April 2000 where we started this beautiful adventure which has brought us such great satisfaction.My journey as a photographer has grown steadily over the years. Initially I specialised in photographing landscapes, architecture and art. Later I tried to catch the soul of a silent landscape where the human being - even if not visibile - is always there conveying a feeling of melancholic joy. The second book of colour shots was published in 2008, with the title "Toscana dell'Anima" ("Tuscany of the Soul"), a volume of photographs selected together with poems of Tuscan authors of every age, from passionate verses from Cecco Angiolieri and Dante Alighieri to calmer and more ironic poets such as Folgore da San Gimignano and Aldo Palazzeschi. In the meantime, I have exhibited, participated in special events, and shown my work at "Rencontres de la Photographie" in Arles (France) in 2008 and 2009.I succeeded in realizing my first volume in black and white after years awaiting and respecting the flow of nature, in order to be able to photograph a landscape not just in its authentic form, but as my eyes would always like to see it. You must not be in a hurry when wishing to reproduce the sensations that flow through you when seeing a beautiful thing, and so "Toscana, occhi nel Silenzio" ("Tuscany, Eyes in the Silence") was published in 2010. « less
Map | Visitor photos (44)
Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (332)
Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: In the heart of Tuscany, in San Gimignano, iSculpture has its rise, the first Contemporary Art Gallery featuring only Italian... more » Owner description: In the heart of Tuscany, in San Gimignano, iSculpture has its rise, the first Contemporary Art Gallery featuring only Italian Sculptors. The art works of 24 artists welcome you in a charming historical setting, to tell you the magnificence of bronze, the alchemy of ceramics, the alabaster's transparence, the versatility of iron, the scent of wood, the marble's elegance. « less
Map | Visitor photos (30)
Book a Tour
$58* and up
Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: San Gimignano's main square has the town's 13th-century cistern, or well, in the center surrounded by some of the town's... more » Owner description: San Gimignano's main square has the town's 13th-century cistern, or well, in the center surrounded by some of the town's majestic towers. « less
Map | Visitor photos (310)
Ranked #6 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (100)
Ranked #7 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (38)
Ranked #8 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (14)
Ranked #9 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: As you walk up from Piazza del Duomo on the right towards the Rocca fortress, by the foot of the Cathedral bell tower, you... more » Owner description: As you walk up from Piazza del Duomo on the right towards the Rocca fortress, by the foot of the Cathedral bell tower, you will find a craftsman’s workshop where art, earth, music and passion blend together in magical harmony. Here, Franco and Esther welcome you into the world of ceramic art. They opened the shop in 1990 to showcase this fascinating ancient craft; you can watch Franco working at the potter’s wheel or Esther making charming clay animals.Open from March to November 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. « less
Map | Visitor photos (8)
Ranked #10 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Galleria Gagliardi is an extremely important cultural reference, among the most complete for the permanent promotion and sale... more » Owner description: Galleria Gagliardi is an extremely important cultural reference, among the most complete for the permanent promotion and sale of contemporary art: painting and sculpture. Every work is always subject to a scrupulous selection process, with every piece chosen directly in the studios of the artists with whom we work, constantly encouraging them to perform research, renewing their approach, improving their skills in order to present works of the very highest quality. « less
Map | Visitor photos (17)
Ranked #11 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Impressive clock tower in the ancient town of San Gimignano.
Visitor photos (31)
Ranked #12 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (29)
Ranked #13 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Castles; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Walk to the castle on this hilltop park to get a sweeping view of the town's many towers.
Visitor photos (32)
Ranked #14 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Art Museums; Observation Decks/ Towers
Along with the Clock Tower, the Podesta's Palace Towers are the most impressive as they look out over the Piazza Duomo.
Map | Visitor photos (14)
Ranked #15 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Map
Ranked #16 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (7)
Ranked #17 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #18 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Map | Visitor photos (44)
Ranked #19 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Map
Ranked #20 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Museums
Map | Visitor photos (10)
Ranked #21 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Museums
Ranked #22 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Map | Visitor photos (3)
Ranked #23 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map
Ranked #24 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Other
Map
Castelvecchio (Castel San Gimignano)
Ranked #25 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
  • Castelvecchio- wow! 12/01/2012
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
Casa e Torre Campatelli (Castel San Gimignano)
Ranked #26 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Map
Ranked #27 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Ranked #28 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Gordon Breckenridge founded the Gallery in San Gimignano in 1991 and over the past 10 years has successfully managed by his... more » Owner description: Gordon Breckenridge founded the Gallery in San Gimignano in 1991 and over the past 10 years has successfully managed by his family.Gordon Breckenridge is born in Canada in 1948. He moved to Florence on 70's where his gradueted to the Accademy fine arts and where he continue to study classical art with the renowed artist Nerina Simi.After many year of exhibition around the world he stopped with his italian wife and his 4 children to San Gimignano. Here the artist continue every nice day painting "en plain air" trying to capture the light, the colours and the poetry of his surroundings. « less
Map | Visitor photos (5)
Ranked #29 of 29 attractions in San Gimignano
Category: Museums
Map | Visitor photos (7)
Trusted travel advice about San Gimignano