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Old Town of San Gimignano, Italy

From series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in Tuscany. In 1990 its historical centre became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical symbol of the city is a complex of strengthening structures and 14 towers. Every tower has its own history because every tower was built by one local family.

Old Town of San Gimignano, Italy So, the well-off locals tried to underline their crucial finance and social status. That’s why it was spent a lot of money for the building. According to the historical data, in the Medieval time, there were built about 60 towers but only 14 were saved until today. Torre Grossa is the tallest tower in San Gimignano, with 54 meters high. Torre del Diavolo is the most mysterious, twin towers Torri Dei Salvucci are the most beautiful.

On the territory of the historical centre you also can find some marvellous palaces. One of them is the Communal Palace, which was built in the first part of the 14th century. Nowadays it is a home for an outstanding art gallery. Gamucci Palace and Ficarelli Palace have placed in their halls the items from the main city museum. Experienced tourists try to visit San Gimignano at last weekends of July for the traditional art festival. Next - Historical center of Siena

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ATM bankomat: 'Azienda Usl7 Di Siena' located in 11 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Autonoleggio Bellini Taxi' is located in 6.74 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Sgd Carburanti' in 6.77 km
Supermarket: 'Le Gemelle' in 0.13 km
Parking: 'Motorhome Aire, Santa Chiara' in 5.87 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Mazzei Della D.Ssa Casagli Maria Cristina' in 7.23 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione San Gimignano' in 6.96 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Ristorante Tre Archi' in 0.04 km
Railway station: 'Barberino Val d'Elsa' in 12 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Siena Airport SAY - in 25 km
 »  Peretola Airport FLR - in 47 km
 »  Galileo Galilei Airport PSA - in 59 km
 »  Grosseto (Baccarini) Airport GRS - in 72 km
 »  Marina di Campo Airport EBA - in 95 km
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Best hotels near Old Town of San Gimignano

Podere Il Caggiolino

Located in 0 km from Old Town of San Gimignano
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Rooms: 5
Each classic room includes a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. The Il Caggiolino is a 20-minute drive from San Gimignano. Monteriggioni … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment Gelsomino Del Selvatellino Casole D Elsa

Located in 3 km from Old Town of San Gimignano
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Rooms: 1
La Pergola

Located in 4 km from Old Town of San Gimignano
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Rooms: 21
Apartments have an equipped kitchen, an outdoor dining area, and are simply furnished. The private bathroom comes with a shower or bath tub. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Torraccia di Chiusi Agriturismo Relais

Located in 5 km from Old Town of San Gimignano
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Rooms: 11
The rooms are simply furnished and come with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is an international buffet. The restaurant of Torraccia di … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

San Gimignano
7 km - San Gimignano
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Fortezza Medicea Restaurant
13 km - Fortezza Medicea Restaurant
In the surroundings of Pisa, there is a striking historical sight - the Fortezza Medicea Castle, the largest part of its existence as the site of the high-security prison. A few years ago the historical prison was opened for the excursions. Later, the 'prison …
Historical center of Siena
23 km - Historical center of Siena
The historical part of Siena is also a world heritage site. This area has saved its Medieval aura. Piazza del Campo is a place where most of the excursions begin because around the square you can find a lot of interesting architectural buildings. A wonderful Palazzo …
26 km - Siena
Siena is the most known one-coloured city in the world. It attracts people with the numerous buildings painted in deep yellow. At the time of the Renaissance, there was produced the yellow paint that was widely used in painting local buildings. The city occupies about …
Riva Lofts Hotel
44 km - Riva Lofts Hotel
The hotel Riva Lofts Florence is located in Florence. It is the owner of many honorary awards. It has been repeatedly called the best in the city for its unique atmosphere of comfort and unique interior. The hotel was set up in an old textile factory. It was built in …
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
45 km - Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Florentine Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the centre of the pilgrimage for Christians from the whole world. This cathedral has placed right at the centre of the city on the Piazza del Duomo. This historical building is a valuable masterpiece of the quattrocento …

Top destination around Old Town of San Gimignano - Tuscany

Those preferring to spend much of their time on the sunny beach are recommended to visit Forte dei Marmi. It is the very picturesque and quiet resort, which has won the recognition of travelers in the early 20th century. Dense pine forests are close to charming beaches; the town of Forte dei Marmi is considered one of the most beautiful in the region.
Viareggio is also famous for its stunning beaches; the waterfront is considered to be the center of the resort. There are all sorts of entertainment and dining places, as well as many interesting shops. Tirrenia is more suitable for those who wish to spend time in a more relaxed ambience. There are beautiful parks and charming beaches that are ideal for sports entertainment.

Tuscany is famous for its large-scale amusement parks; there are dozens of them in the region. Attractive places for families can be found in virtually every area of the city. Near Lucca there is Parco Avventura Fosdinovo amusement park; it will be a wonderful place to relax with older children. The park will appeal to those who like thrill rides and sports entertainment.
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