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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

Great day combining everything to see, eat and taste!

Excellent day out in the Tuscan countryside. We had the opportunity to visit the major towns, had a great lunch, gelato and taste some delicious wine (plus other surprises!). It was a fast-moving but great day - we felt well taken care of. Our guides were the best part of the trip - they were friendly and resourceful every step of the way!

Carmen gave an excellent English tour of Siena!

We had a great time on the day long bus tour in Tuscany. The staff at our lunch and wine tasting was so fun, and Carmen (our tour guide) was so kind and friendly. She gave both English and Spanish information and was helpful to us all throughout!

The staff are extremely professional but also very friendly.

Maria was a wonderful guide and was so engaging. It was also a very well paced tour, with time to relax in the coach in between sites. Lunch could have been a little bigger, but other than that, it was such a great experience.

Great day in Tuscany with friendly guides

I recommend this trip. Is a great way to see a part of Tuscany in a day. San Gimignano and Siena are great places. Take a gelato or a glass of wine and enjoy the panoramic view in San Gimignano. All the guides were friendly and was a pleasure to be around them. Vegetarian option for the lunch.

Beautiful countryside togeth tasting the finest wine and local product

The villages we visited were picturesque and wonderful. We had enough time to wander around. On the way the guide provided interesting information on history and the area. The visit to the chianti winery was lovely. It offered an excellent tasting and the farmhouse and grounds were an additional bonus of the visit. The dinner offered everything it promised and more and the location had a lovely view. They kindly took food dietary restrictions into account and offered a lot and tasty alternatives.

Chianti and San Gimignano Sunset Tour from Siena Reviewed by Linda, 05/12/2019