Top attractions in San Gimignano
6 things to do in San Gimignano
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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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 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.
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- 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
One of the best full day tours I have been on. A long day but worth it n value money for what is on offer. A guide throughout the day. First stop in Siena with a local guide to give a tour of the city including inside the main dumno. Then a tour of a Chanti farm the had vineyard, cattle n a beautiful outside restaurant. We had lunch of pasta bolognise, cheese n ham along with 4 different local produce wine. You had a panoramic view of the next destination of San Gimignano where we free time for about hour or so. The final destination was Pisa. It great day n highly recommended. Special mention to the guide friendly Elisa who gave a us insight to each place we visited.
Our tour guide, Julio, was absolutely fantastic! The driver, Raul, was absolutely fantastic! This tour was worth every penny. The drive was beautiful, all the locations we stopped were breathtaking. The winery lunch was delicious, and really exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed all of the information that Julio gave us and we also enjoyed the quiet alone time we were given to explore each destination. Julio has a difficult task of speaking to people in three languages, he was excellent. Very personable and warm.
The tour was wonderful! It was very well organized and our tour guide Elisa was super lovely. She did an amazing job showing us around and giving us the most interesting information and in general we just had a super fun time with her. The three-course with different kinds of wine to taste in San Gimignano was amazing too. All in all, very recommendable for everyone who wants to explore some of Tuscany's most beautiful places in a short time for a very good price-performance ratio!
Fare questa gita è una esperienza che consiglio a tutti, stranieri ed italiani. Abbinare la visita di bellissimi monumenti insieme ad una esperienza nella campagna toscana, e con del buon cibo e vino locali, è una esperienza gratificante e rigenerante sia per lo spirito che per la mente. Il cuore del Belpeaese è anche questo. Riappropriamoci del nostro splendido Paese ed impariamo a conoscerlo. Buona vacanza a tutti.
Really fantastic amazing day! Elisa is such an attentive and lovely tour guide! The sites are amazing and the structure of the day was great.... the vineyard meal and wine tasting was utterly brilliant me and my friends had such a laugh and really enjoyed a lovely day seeing the sites of Tuscany! Thank you Elisa