San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a small medieval town located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. The town is famous for its 14 towers that were built by wealthy families during the Middle Ages, and today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. San Gimignano is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Tuscany. To learn more about San Gimignano, visit the official tourism website for the town:

Highlights of San Gimignano:

  1. Torre Grossa - the tallest tower in San Gimignano, offering panoramic views of the town and surrounding countryside.
  2. Piazza della Cisterna - a beautiful square located in the heart of San Gimignano, featuring a well-preserved medieval atmosphere.
  3. Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta - a beautiful church located in the center of San Gimignano, featuring beautiful frescoes and artwork.
  4. Museum of Sacred Art - a museum located in the heart of San Gimignano, featuring a collection of religious artwork and artifacts.
  5. Rocca di Montestaffoli - a medieval fortress located on a hill overlooking San Gimignano, offering stunning views of the town and surrounding countryside.

Directions to San Gimignano:

By Car: San Gimignano is located around 55 km south of Florence. The town is easily accessible by car via the Florence-Siena motorway. There are several paid parking areas located just outside the historic center of San Gimignano.

By Public Transportation: The nearest train station to San Gimignano is located in Poggibonsi, around 12 km away. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to San Gimignano. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to San Gimignano. The journey takes around 1-2 hours, depending on the mode of transportation.