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All reviews gelato ice cream lots of shops beautiful town narrow streets old city hill town few hours tourist shops couple of hours every corner gelateria dondoli walk around the main square day trippers middle ages medieval times
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The Historic Centre of San Gimignano is really a wonderful place to just walk all day and evening. Tour buses haul away most of the people by dinner time, and those staying in the city center have the place to themselves in the evenings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were here on a Saturday in December around 3:30 pm. We were one of the few people here today and were able to get some wonderful views and photos of the square and its amazing structures. It is just a short walk there along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reagan10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest and best preserved walled medieval towns anywhere in the world and it is also blessed with a great location in the hills and valleys of Tuscany and thus there are great views to be had from there. A number...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnE399
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time in San Gimignano, we walked around the old streets and admired the tower houses. This place is famous for saffron and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from this mountain city are fantastic! Loved the shops, people were great most spoke English. The only reason I did not give it a five star was because if you have any kind of walking problem the cobblestone streets and steep hills are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bbloom560
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this little town with so much character up in the rolling hills of Tuscany. It's narrow, winding, cobblestone streets are fun to walk. The architecture is interesting with all the old towers. There are tons of shops in which to buy hand-painted pottery, sausage,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TBone0910
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the historic center is a must - it will take you back in time and you will feel the authenticity of this beautiful town. The view is picturesque and the towers are magnificent. Pizza in one of the small restaurants and ice cream at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank radostinas527
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place! We loved our time here. A must see while visiting the area. We enjoyed visiting all the shops.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nuria R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had trip with my wife. I honestly found all historical cities in Tuscany very similar. If you have seen one of it you did know them all. However, blogs say extremely wonderful things about it, so we seek to visit them all. Honestly ......More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ricardov420
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Walking around this lovely historic centre which dates back to the 14th Century is great there are plenty of shops and historical features to explore. You will find many cafe bars and restaurants. But to explore the centre and take a walk around the city...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AMB197980
11 September 2018|
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Response from KateLondon_9 | Reviewed this property |
If you’re staying for a week or so I’d recommend staying in one of the many converted farmhouses with pools in one of the countryside locations which are about a 15-20 minute drive from Florence, Siena and san gimignano. Try... More
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pogson
18 February 2017|
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Response from Mark Edward M | Reviewed this property |
To san Gimignano there is no train station, it only can be reached by bus. If you come through florence you have to take a bus or train to Poggibonsi and take another bus to san gamignano. Its a 90min ride
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Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
OHHHHH do I have a place for you! We stayed at the Guardastelle in a cottage (the one on their website with the spiral staircase) and it was glorious! They offer a B & B style experience or you can rent one of the... More
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