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Piazza del Duomo 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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All reviews gelato ice cream lots of shops beautiful town narrow streets old city hill town few hours tourist shops couple of hours every corner gelateria dondoli walk around the main square day trippers middle ages medieval times
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first view of San Gimignano was on the entry road where we had a spectacular view of the town. We weren't disappointed when we entered the Piazza. We sat and had a cool drink watching the activity in the piazza and then we had...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Historic Centre of San Gimignano has been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites because of the presence of all the elements included in a medieval town . They are all easily accessible and in excellent condition . The Centre is easily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed with the town. Its super clean and no longer a functioning town. It's really just a tourist location . So nice for sure and interesting but all the shops etc are only tourist shops and very expensive. We were hoping for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank timphoto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another charming and interesting city to visit. Perhaps a bit touristy but very nice and worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BryanandMaria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Historic Centre of San Gimignano is really a wonderful place to just walk all day and evening. Tour buses haul away most of the people by dinner time, and those staying in the city center have the place to themselves in the evenings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a Saturday in December around 3:30 pm. We were one of the few people here today and were able to get some wonderful views and photos of the square and its amazing structures. It is just a short walk there along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reagan10
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the oldest and best preserved walled medieval towns anywhere in the world and it is also blessed with a great location in the hills and valleys of Tuscany and thus there are great views to be had from there. A number...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnE399
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We enjoyed our time in San Gimignano, we walked around the old streets and admired the tower houses. This place is famous for saffron and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed November 29, 2018

The views from this mountain city are fantastic! Loved the shops, people were great most spoke English. The only reason I did not give it a five star was because if you have any kind of walking problem the cobblestone streets and steep hills are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bbloom560
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Loved this little town with so much character up in the rolling hills of Tuscany. It's narrow, winding, cobblestone streets are fun to walk. The architecture is interesting with all the old towers. There are tons of shops in which to buy hand-painted pottery, sausage,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 10, 2018|
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Response from KateLondon_9 | Reviewed this property |
If you’re staying for a week or so I’d recommend staying in one of the many converted farmhouses with pools in one of the countryside locations which are about a 15-20 minute drive from Florence, Siena and san gimignano. Try... More
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Mark Edward M | Reviewed this property |
To san Gimignano there is no train station, it only can be reached by bus. If you come through florence you have to take a bus or train to Poggibonsi and take another bus to san gamignano. Its a 90min ride
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Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
OHHHHH do I have a place for you! We stayed at the Guardastelle in a cottage (the one on their website with the spiral staircase) and it was glorious! They offer a B & B style experience or you can rent one of the... More