San Gimignano – also known as the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages” or “Italy’s Town of the Towers”. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, and is one of the most iconic and recognizable destinations in Tuscany. San Gimignano is a perfect postcard medieval tuscan village, known for its skyline of medieval towers seen from even far off.
How to get there
San Gimignano is about 25 miles from Florence and Sienna. There are various secure parking lots just outside the entrance of the old town.
San Gimignano is gorgeous and takes you back in the medieval lanes of tuscan village.
The place is full of artistic and architectural beauties. The town hall is currently the civic museum and visitors can enjoy the art works of great artists like Pinturicchio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Filippino Lippi, Domenico di Michelino and Pier Francesco Fiorentino.
The cultural tradition of Tuscan ceramics and pottery is very much alive in the lanes of the town. The bright colours and vibrancy of art fills your eyes and soul.
The visitors are allowed to climb the City Hall tower out of 13 towers. This tower is also currently the civic museum and displays stunning art works of various artists.
Tip: San Gimignano is absolutely beautiful without a doubt, but can get little busy and touristy during day hours. In other words, if you want to avoid crowds, visit the town during evening hours and stay overnight. There are some good accommodation options available in the town.
If you are looking for a similar experience but more authentic and quite, check out our another post on Civitia di Bagnoregio
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