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San Gimignano - First Two Weeks Of October

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San Gimignano - First Two Weeks Of October

We are considering staying in SG during the first two weeks of October. I'm wondering if this is still classed as mid-high season and if it will be extrmemely busy as I've read it can be.

Also, can anyone recommend an apartment or self catering farmhouse style accomodation in the area?

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1. Re: San Gimignano - First Two Weeks Of October

I wouldn't say EXTREMEMLY busy, but manageable depending on the weather at the time.

The People in the Tourist Office in that town, are very helpful and will put you in touch with accomodation in the area..................but you may be leaving it a little late if you have no pre-booked rooms?

Ian

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2. Re: San Gimignano - First Two Weeks Of October

We just returned from a week in San Gimignano in September. We liked the location not because it was near San Gimignano, but because it was central to so many destinations in Tuscany, and we don't like to change hotels. We took day trips to Florence, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, and the 'Chianti Road' towns like Greve and Castellina. The town of San Gimignano appeared to us to be a movie set, created just for tourists. It has wonderfully preserved historical sites, but the whole atmosphere is more like Disney than Tuscany. It's worth a day. When we were there, tour buses deposited more people constantly, although at night it was pretty deserted. Restaurants were overpriced compared to other towns. It is a beautiful area of course. We stayed at Casale Gregoriano, a lovely B&B kind of place (friendly hosts, spacious rooms, wonderful breakfast, a bit outside the tourist area). It is just a wonderful part of the world -- we felt that we only scratched the surface in a week.

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