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“a miniature version of the city - hidden gem. Should be on main street” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Gimignano 1300

San Gimignano 1300
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Siena, San Gimignano, and Greve in Chianti Day Trip from Florence with Wine...
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Owner description: 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.
Saskatoon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“a miniature version of the city - hidden gem. Should be on main street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This was simply amazing, and FREE?!! yet it is hidden away from the public on a back street side entrance??? The town should wake up and move this attraction to the main street San Giovanni, and give due credit to this attraction. I would happily have paid 5 euros for a tour of this attraction in a much larger facility or space, with some written information on the history of the town. Excellent attraction!! bravo, and Grazie!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful miniature !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Astonishing miniature of the magical village of San Gimignani done by the local artist with lighting effects and commentaries in English and Italian,to visit here is entirely free but you can give any donation .

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
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“See the city as it was”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Great, miniature (100:1 scale) recreation of the city as it was during medieval times. There is also a nice gallery with ceramic items that are reasonably priced. One of the artists is named Michelangelo. Really. Very nice guy.

Visited October 2012
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Sanya, China
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“A Step Back in Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Booked a tour that included here as well as Siena and a winery and actually was not sure what to expect as had not done the research on it.

What a great surprise and was the best part of the tour, if u want to experience a medieval town this is the place and we could have spent the day here actually.

A must visit if in Tuscany.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Brilliant interesting place with great artists. A very interesting place to visit, the model of san g is amazing and its free entry.

Visited September 2012
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