Porta San Giovanni
Porta San Giovanni
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,077 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Porta San Giovanni is one of the some gates to enter to old town of San Gimignano, in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It is located in the opposite side, from where we entered always due to our accomodation. It is a nice town, which you can see from the main large street. Ok.
(See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano)
Written May 13, 2020
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Bill C
Vancouver, Canada4,605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Porta San Giovanni is one of the three main entrances in the walled town of San Gimignano. It is located on the southern section of the town and it opens to Via San Giovanni, one of the main streets of San Gimignano.
Written June 7, 2023
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Men were the protectors
We walked through both on the main city gates, the San Mateo and the San Giovanni as well. For the first time, a feminist started to be upset in me. Of course, both gates have male names. Why can't one of them be Porta San Barbara, for example? Then I had to see the logic in the title, as the gates were part of the city's defense system, where they could control who could come inside the walls. Of course, this protection was provided by men at that time - and mostly now - so it was entirely fair to name them male saints. I don't know how much San Giovanni was a warrior, but the gate named after him is very pretty. Together with Mura di San Gimignano, with its sturdy menacing tower, must have made a profound impression on the approaching enemy.
Written September 2, 2019
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA21,323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
This is an old city gate. I was here at night and it really popped with the lights on it. The whole city and street behind it also looked like you transported in time.
Written February 23, 2024
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amy
Fairfield, CT459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
there parking right outside and you can walk into the town through the gates, there are walking path Ali g the city wall too for a paranormal view of the rolling hills,
Written November 12, 2019
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LPLoveToTravel
Crozet, VA1,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Very impressive 13th century city walls in amazing shape. When you walk through this arch, you are entering another world into the past.
Written November 5, 2019
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jmeem42016
Dee Why, Australia771 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Like most visitors, we ended using both the main gates to San Gimignano. We had parked below the Caffe Giardino at the top of the hill and went through this gate to find a hotel which turned out to be at the opposite end of the city. The area around this gate is very medieval, with lots of flags, and you half expect knights to come galloping around the corner like on a movie set.
Written August 14, 2019
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Christine B
Houston, TX3,103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Like most of the other tourists, we entered the town via the Porta San Giovanni. It's fascinating to think of the generations of people who have passed through this gate since the 1200's and wonder about the reasons for their comings and goings. There is so much history to ponder in this and other Tuscan towns.
Written June 28, 2019
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Alexander Yulia... M
Jakarta, Indonesia507 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Well, all over Italy looks similar to this entrance. But its nice to visit though. Not regretting having visited this town.
Written January 17, 2019
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is the main entrance to the city used by most people from tour buses, and sets the tone of our visit to beautiful San Gimignano.
Written December 18, 2018
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