"The Town with Towers" Top 5 Page for this destination San Gimignano by Cristian_Uluru

San Gimignano Travel Guide: 406 reviews and 1,246 photos

Welcome to the wonderful town of San Giminiano: the town with the towers.


One of the main attractions of San Gimignano (located just 35 Km north from Siena) are its medieval towers. In the Middle Ages the rich rich families competed in the erection of high towers, that served as lodgings, fortresses and prestige symbols.
The town became very famous in the Renaissance times because it was a stopping point for pilgrims on their way to Rome along the via Francigena.
In the town you can see about 15 towers and fantastic buildings with a very interesting architecture. Another interesting place is the Collegiata with wonderful frescos.
From 1990 it is in the World Heritage List.

Enjoy your visit!!!

  • Last visit to San Gimignano: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 11, 2006
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  • windoweb's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    I am anxious to see the very big tower called Torre dei Cugnanesi. We will be here in October.

  • oriettaIT's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Ciao Cristian, thanks for your interesting tips. I am going to San G end of march! cant wait to see it well, always seen from far away driving, finally i will visit it!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2008 at 3:37 AM

    What a beautiful place and such a stunning location. Many thanks.....

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 6:01 AM

    VT member VonDutch, my daughter is in San Gimignano at the moment, she wrote at a text message that she love the view at the Toscany hills.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2006 at 1:24 PM

    I share your enthusiasm for San Gimignano, especially if you stay overnight & have this special town without the multitudes. You have captured the spirit & feel of the town; superior photos..loved your interiors. Emphasis on architecture was excellent.

  • michanth's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2006 at 4:55 AM

    Great job Cristian:) Very nice photos and explanations. Can't wait to see myself:)

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2006 at 3:23 PM

    San Giminiano looks so interesting. I should put it on the list for my next visit. Remembers me of Pavia with these tall towers.

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2006 at 8:26 AM

    Nice photos of San Gimignano, Cristian. I am still deciding if to visit.

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