The Towerful Tuscan Town of San Gimignano

The Towerful Tuscan Town of San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy (B)

As one of the best preserved medieval towns in Tuscany, San Gimignano is considered a “Medieval Manhattan” with its medieval skyline of towers dominating the Tuscan countryside. This hilltop town is one of the best towns to visit in Tuscany and there are plenty of things to do in San Gimignano worthy of spending a full day here. Wander down picturesque cobble stone alleys, gaze over the lush Tuscan countryside, enjoy a panoramic bird’s eye view from one of the many towers and take a step back in time!

This “City of Towers” is absolutely one of the best must-see towns in Tuscany and definitely should not be skipped! This honey colored town obviously gets its charm from the 14 “Bella Torres” which make up this unique Medieval skyline. Just 25 miles from both Florence and Siena, adding San Gimignano to any Tuscany itinerary is easy enough to check off!

Though these towers make for a beautiful skyline today and a tourist hot spot, they were the norm in the Medieval Ages when feuding noble families each had their own armies defending the town from their mighty towers, which were also a sign of wealth and today are every reason why you should definitely visit! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Towerful Tuscan Town of San Gimignano
Guide Location: Italy » San Gimignano
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Campanile della Collegiata
  • Torre Grossa
  • Torri degli Ardinghelli
  • Torre di Palazzo Pellari
  • Torre dei Cugnanesi
  • Torre dei Becci
  • Torre Campatelli
  • Torre Chigi
  • Torri dei Salvucci
  • Torre del Diavolo
  • Torre Rognosa
  • Torre Ficherelli
  • Casa-torre Pesciolini
  • Torre Pettini
  • Piazza della Cisterna
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • San Gimignano Duomo
  • Church of San Lorenzo in Ponte
  • Church of Sant’Agostino
  • Palazzo Comunale
  • Fortress of Rocca of Montestaffoli
  • Museum of Sacred Art
  • Torture Museum
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Museum
  • Archeological Museum
  • San Gimignano 1300 Museum
  • Porta San Giovanni
  • Porta San Matteo
  • Porta S. Jacopo
  • Parcheggio N 3/4 “Bagnaia”
  • Parcheggio Montemaggio
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano
  • La Buca di Montauto
  • Gelateria Dondoli