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Walking around San Gimignano

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Walking around San Gimignano


Does anyone know of any guidebooks that tells in detail about walking around San Gimignano in a couple of hours? I dont have much time to spend there..maybe half a day at the most.

Your response is much appreciated.

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1. Re: Walking around San Gimignano

it is a pity you can spend just few hours!!! san gim and its arounds are marvellous. Visit pieve di cellole!! it is one of the hidden places of the tuscany countryside. the romanesque church is beautiful and it is likely you will be alone to visit this place.

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2. Re: Walking around San Gimignano

San Gimignano really is quite small easily done in a couple of hours, a Tuscany Guide book in general would cover it,

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3. Re: Walking around San Gimignano

The DK Eyewitness Guide "Florence and Tuscany" has a pretty good map and guide to the Town.

If you just move a block or two off the main drag and explore you will get a wonderful and much less crowded experience.

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4. Re: Walking around San Gimignano

The collegiate church is well worth a visit, very spectacular inside.

Look for the fortezza area. It takes you up to a very pleasant high spot with some olive trees and a fantastic view out over the countryside.

Wander the main street to the two main campii. There is also a very pleasant campo just to the left inside porta matteo, the Piazza Sant'Agostino, with a very beautiful old church which actually looks quite modern outside. Again, lovely frescoes inside.

As you walk the street see the little street shrines on the houses, stop and have a taste of the wine of San Gimignano, Vernacchia, and buy from the shop which sells panforte. It has huge half cakes on sale but you can buy just a few hundred grams (due etti per favore)

In Piazza della Cisterna you will see the old well and probably buy a gelato. Very good. Nearby you can visit the town hall and also scale the tower for the views from there should you wish.Opposite the church is a photographers shop with beautiful photos of Tuscany. Buy one as a souvenir.


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