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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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This little gallery has a large model of the town as it was in 1300. It is free to enter other than making a donation. It is worth a short detour from the main square. The pity is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
302heatherp
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gallery has a large model of the town as it was in 1300. It is free to enter other than making a donation. It is worth a short detour from the main square. The pity is that there are no labels to relate the model to the current town layout which would really help. Or to have printed... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My favorite town, EXCEPT the crowds, We gave up the first day and went back about 8:30AM the next day and we had the streets almost to ourselves. We were first in line to climb the towers and merchants were just opening with no crowds.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone visiting San Gimignano should visit this place. Even though you can get a good impression of the buildings in this historical city from tower of the Palazzo Comunale, the models are incredibly detailed and should be viewed.

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Varennes, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is very well preserved. Very beautiful landscape. The surrounding rolling hills together with the shops and of course the authentic Italian cuisine restaurants makes it one of the best place in Tuscany.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this free attraction. The model is excellent although I would have liked more information. It's just of the Main Street.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Straight from "Tea with Mussolini" this lovel town has to be part of any visit to Tuscany. Living town but welcomes tourist.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is so serene and well preserved. This is one of th very few places I don't mid going back. Very relaxing with just great environment. The surrounding rolling hills and the little shops and of course the authentic Italian cuisine restaurants is perfect to make this place your ultimate Tuscan destinations. I would like to get lost on... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a look to see the model of the town. Definitely worth a visit, it's free to get in. You can be in and out in 15 minutes.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My father told us that there was a ceramic model of medieval San Gimignano on "sort of the back streets" of the town, and on the way back from the wine museum, we wandered by it. This is a very cool and detailed model of the city, and strangely, it is completely free to go check out. It's a quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a must visit, when you are in San Gimignano. You get the 15k ft perspective of this town how it was before. Visiting with children is especially fun, as they get a great appreciation of the city they are visiting.

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