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“what a beautiful surprise in San Giminiano!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Gimignano 1300 and Treasure Hunt

San Gimignano 1300 and Treasure Hunt
via Costarella n.3, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 327 439 5165
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Type: History Museums, Historic Walking Areas
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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.
Miami, Florida
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“what a beautiful surprise in San Giminiano!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This little museum is amazing. You will find rest from all the walking and pleasure for your eyes and soul. The city miniature is a gem but I was really surprised by a projection on the wall. This projection tells the history and helps you to understand history better. A fun way to tell history. I loved it. After you leave the miniature room, make sure you will stop by the projection room.
After that you have to go to the magnificent Sculpture Gallery. It put a big smile on my face! What beautiful and smart pieces of art they have.
This museum is a must, you will be glad to pass by and check it out.

Visited September 2012
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“a miniature version of the city - hidden gem. Should be on main street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This was simply amazing, and FREE?!! yet it is hidden away from the public on a back street side entrance??? The town should wake up and move this attraction to the main street San Giovanni, and give due credit to this attraction. I would happily have paid 5 euros for a tour of this attraction in a much larger facility or space, with some written information on the history of the town. Excellent attraction!! bravo, and Grazie!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful miniature !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Astonishing miniature of the magical village of San Gimignani done by the local artist with lighting effects and commentaries in English and Italian,to visit here is entirely free but you can give any donation .

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
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“See the city as it was”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Great, miniature (100:1 scale) recreation of the city as it was during medieval times. There is also a nice gallery with ceramic items that are reasonably priced. One of the artists is named Michelangelo. Really. Very nice guy.

Visited October 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“A Step Back in Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Booked a tour that included here as well as Siena and a winery and actually was not sure what to expect as had not done the research on it.

What a great surprise and was the best part of the tour, if u want to experience a medieval town this is the place and we could have spent the day here actually.

A must visit if in Tuscany.

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