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Address: Via la Costarella n. 3, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 327 439 5165
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This is the town of San Gimignano, re-created in miniature, as it appeared...

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.

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Go here - you will not regret it.

We immediately fell in love with this small town on entering through the gateway. You pretty much step back in time as soon as you step through the gates of this walled medieval... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hove, United Kingdom
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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We immediately fell in love with this small town on entering through the gateway. You pretty much step back in time as soon as you step through the gates of this walled medieval town (except of course for the enormous amount of tourists during July) and get a real sense of what it must have been like. The gelato is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would not have paid for this acctraction but since it's free make sure to have a look. It shows San Gimignano in 1300. Nothing more. There's hardly any explanation but it is nice to see the city in its full glory. The exposition is the work of a ceramist that also sells some of its work on site. Nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our B&B warned us that San Gimignano would be very crowded during the day, so we waited until early evening to visit. It is such a beautiful town to behold from the countryside. It was equally beautiful to visit. We greatly enjoyed visiting. It was a great area to use as a base for touring other hilltowns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

San Gimignano was our second walled village on our 9 day tour of Italy. This one was quite a bit bigger than Monteriggioni. There are several towers, not just on the walls, that give it an interesting skyline. The views of the valley from just outside Porta San Giovanni are spectacular. We were there for a couple of hours and... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good view of the old town. not much to it, but worth a peak in. Lets you see how many towers there once were in town.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful medieval town with a high amount of history and exploring to be soaked up. Great base in Tuscany for tasting wine and the local food products. All parking is outside the walls, although you are allowed to drive in to drop off luggage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know those towns that everyone lives in between walls of a castle, that's San Gimignano, alive and breathing. It has little cafe's and restaurants with amazing Tuscany view in and around. Definitely worth a visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum with a wonderful model of what San Gimignano looked like in 1300. It is beautifully done in ceramic (and they sell beautiful ceramics in the shop as well). It really helps to put the tower city in perspective. My 11 year old loved this...he wanted to spend all of his time in San Gimignano looking... More 

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Bury, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since my last visit three years ago the model has been relocated from its outdoor location into a building near to the Torre Grossa and civic museum. A few of the displays and explanatory panels from the original exhibition have been reinstated. There is a film on continuous loop showing how the model of the city was made. It is... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little museum for a quick stop. The replica is interesting and the woman working there was very knowledgable. She spoke good English and shared some facts about how the city operated in 1300. My kids loved the souvenirs on offer here. They have really good quality woods daggers and swords with wooden sheaths, at very reasonable... More 

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