The only town in Italy still boasting 14 towers from the past
We'll begin our tour from San Gimignano's main gate, where the medieval city walls are still completely visible. During our walk we'll stop at Torre Cugnanesi and we will not miss the three main squares, the first one named after the cistern located at its center, the second where political and religious institutions are located and the little market square, called piazza delle Erbe.
The Duomo in San Gimignano is one of the few churches in Italy that are entirely decorated with frescoes, it was used as a film locations a few years ago for Tea with Mussolini by the famous movie director Franco Zeffirelli.
The Civic Museum boasts a precious collection of wooden paintings dating from 13th to 16th centuries, works by artists such as Coppo di Marcovaldo, Benozzo Gozzoli, Filippino Lippi, Pinturicchio. Here is the access to the only tower of San Gimignano open to the public.
Torre Cugnanesi, Via San Giovanni, piazza della Cisterna, the Duomo and the Civic Museum.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the southern city gate named San Giovanni (St. John)
End location: On a central square in San Gimignano
Duration: 2 hours
On sunday mornings the Duomo cannot be visited
The tour includes English speaking guiding for the two hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euros - Entrance fee to the Duomo and the Civic Museum
Entrance fees to museums and/or church and meals.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Elisabetta is very knowledgeable, articulate, patient and just a pleasure to be with. She tailored her work to our specific interests. Our enjoyment of the incredibly beautiful area of Siena and the neighboring hill towns was greatly enhanced by our having hired her.