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San Gimignano: The Medieval City

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Find out who were the richest merchants of the city in the Middle Ages and which frescoes were admired by the pilgrims on the Via Francigena. Visit the scenographic squares and the narrow alleys of the medieval city.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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English, Italian

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the well preserved medieval towers of the city centre
  • Discover Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna, the heart of the city
  • Admire the wonderful countryside around San Gimignano from the panoramic balcony at Rocca di Montestaffoli
  • Learn about the marvelous pieces of art in the church of Saint Augustine
Full description
Discover how people used to once live in a tower here during the Middle Ages, and many more mysterious historical facts during this tour of the medieval city of San Gimignano.

A professional local guide will be available every Sunday at 11:00 am in front of the San Gimignano Tourist Office in Piazza Duomo, ready to help you start exploring the city.

The visit starts in Piazza Duomo, where most of the medieval towers are concentrated, then it continues along the medieval main street of the city, called Via San Matteo. You will continue until you reach the Church of Sant’Agostino, built in the late 13th Century, with splendid Renaissance frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli. You will then go back toward the city center through some side streets, stopping to admire the views from the ruins of the Montestaffoli fortress. The tour will end in Piazza della Cisterna, surrounded by very well preserved medieval buildings and towers.
Includes
  • Guided tour with professional guide

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information office; Piazza Duomo, 1, 53037 San Gimignano.

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Know before you go
• The tour could be in English, Italian, or both

From £13.53 per person

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Associazione Centro Guide Siena

Product ID: 227773