San Gimignano, famous for vernaccia and for its towers, stands on top of a pass that
dominates the Valley of Elsa. It is the centre of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenic
period. Its history started around the X century when it took the name of the Saint
Bishop of Modena: San Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the
The village underwent great development during the Middle Ages thanks to the Via
Francigena which went right through it.
Dominated from its towers, originally they were 76 and they were the symbol of
richness of the most important families...
Today it still preserves 14 towers that thanks to an intelligent work of maintenance
give to the ancient village the striking features of the Middle Ages time.
The walk will astonish you going along the rustic streets that arrive to Piazza del
Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna, to museums, buildings and churches, all
monuments of extraordinary artistic and historical value.
San Gimignano, located in the heart of Tuscany, is an ideal point of departure to the
Colle di Val D'Elsa (12km)
Le Crete Senesi (40km)
The seaside is located at less than 70 Km.
You can also visit Lucca, Pisa, la Val d'Orcia, Montalcino, Montepulciano ou Pienza.