Things to Do in  San Gimignano, Tuscany

San Gimignano is one of the most popular destinations in this area, and it’s located on top of a hill, just 43 Km away from Siena and 60 Km from Florence. 

San Gimignano is also called “the town of the 72 towers”, and it was packed with the old version of modern skyscrapers! 

Today, there are only 13 towers left, but they are enough to make the skyline of San Gimignano iconic! Here’s a list of what you can see and do in San Gimignano:

Visit the Cathedral

Its beauty is inside! Its bright frescoes have never been restored since they’ve kept their colors and decorations almost intact!


Learn more about local history inside the Palace of the Podestà

It was the medieval headquarter of the local political power, and it now houses the civic museum.


Spot the towers

The main towers to be spotted in the old town are named Grossa, Rognosa, Ardinghelli, Salvucci (they are two twin towers), del Diavolo, Chigi, Becci, and Cugnanesi. 


Go back in time inside Campatelli House

Campatelli House and its tower are a great example of bourgeois residence dating back to the 19th century. 


Take a picture of the old well

It’s a typical medieval square dating back to the 13th century, and it takes its name from the old well that still stands right in the middle. 


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