San Gimignano
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Ensconce yourself in Tuscan charm. Visit San Gimignano to discover the historic architecture of northern Italy, while enjoying some of the region's best white wine.

Piazza della Cisterna

Piazza della Cisterna

Walk the brick pavement of the Piazza della Cisterna as you nibble on some tapas and take in the bustle of the communal space. The city's many squares are great places to feel the energy of San Gimignano.

Collegiate Church of San Gimignano

Collegiate Church of San Gimignano

The Tuscan Collegiate Church of San Gimignano is done in a typical Roman style and enjoys the ranking of a Minor Basilica. The impressive interiors feature many frescos you don't want to miss.

Sant'Agostino Church

Sant'Agostino Church

A serene and well-preserved example of Roman architecture, the Sant'Agostino Church in San Gimignano was built in the 13th century. Enjoy the beautiful frescos once you're inside.

Palazzo Comunale

Palazzo Comunale

Since the 13th century, the Palazzo Comunale has housed the town hall and civic seat of San Gimignano. Stroll through the building's courtyards and lose yourself amid the imposing architecture.

Santa Fina Chapel

Santa Fina Chapel

An early Renaissance chapel, the Santa Fina Chapel features stunning Ghirlandaio frescoes in its arched recesses. A beautiful and classic Tuscan chapel, the church is a tranquil stop on any tour of San Gimignano.

Piazza della Erbe

Piazza della Erbe

The Piazza della Erbe is a popular city square. Traditionally piazzas have been the gathering grounds of locals. Take a turn around the square and enjoy the buzz of the crowds.

Planning Your San Gimignano Visit

How to get around San Gimignano?

The small city of San Gimignano is absolutely best traversed on foot. You can also take the electric shuttle bus or a taxi. Getting into the city from other parts of Tuscany is best done by bus.

What to eat in San Gimignano?

While you're staying in San Gimignano we recommend sampling Italian pasta. Twirl your tongue around some tagliatelli or bite into some cheesy ravioli. For dessert, enjoy heaps of different flavors of gelato from a local gelateria.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit San Gimignano is when the weather is pleasant, which is from May to October. You'll find the warmest temperatures in July and August, as well as peak time for tourists.

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What people are saying about San Gimignano

A fantastic tour to see the sites of Tuscany. I highly recommend it.

Rosa the tour guide was fantastic. With her warmth, friendliness and knowledge it made for an amazing tour. The sites of Tuscany were breathtaking, especially San Gimignano and Pisa. The wine tasting was a great way to experience the wines of the region and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the tour. My husband, son and myself loved it. Very friendly people and guides on our tour.

Loved this tour! Saw places we never would have gotten to see!

Loved this tour! Saw places we never would have gotten to see and without the hassle of driving ourselves. The wine tasting was excellent and lunch was good. I read other reviews that said lunch was late in the day and not much food. Ours was before noon and plenty to eat and drink. We totally enjoyed it and the whole tour! Money well spent! We’d definitely do it again!

Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano with Lunch and Wine in Chianti Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 04/09/2019

A very well organised, enjoyable tour and altogether excellent value.

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone who wants to see Sienna and get a feel for the surrounding countryside. The driver was excellent and our tour guide, Adelio was very informative and ensured that all our needs were met.

So many tours to pick from and this was the best!

Our guide Anna was outstanding. We had a big group with three languages and she took care of everybody . This tour spent the right amount of time in each city so that you definitely have ample time to tour and not feel rushed. The lunch and winetasting at the private winery was a real treat as well as our private guide in Sienna.

Nice landscape, great service, friendly guides

My experience started me getting lost looking for the meeting point. I got a call from the guide asking where i was and somebody of the staff waited for me in a more visible point. 10/10 for that The driving route, awesome, professional driver (Lillo is his name i guess) All in time and schedule I didnt feel the pressure I think we spent the fair amount of time in each stop Tour guides very ac knowledgeable. Anna was my guide, she is the best!! patient, nice, clear, service above and beyond