San Gimignano

The ancient hamlet of San Gimignano, famous for its thirteen towers, which still now characterized the landscape of Val d'Elsa, it was born from the the ruins of an ancient etrurian village. Only in the X century it took the name from the bishop of Modena San Gimignano, who saved it from the barbarian invasions. From 1119 until 1354 it saw a great period as a free district. Later ill-omened events, such as pestilence, shortage and political disputes between differents factions, marked the decline and the abandon of San Gimignano, which was subjugated by the Florentine Republic. The amazing architectural beauty of the halmet was declared worlwide human patrimony by the UNESCO.

Where we are

 

BY CAR

Who comes from NORTH:

-take the highway A1 coming from Milan

- get out of “Sinalunga - Valdichiana” and take the state highway to Siena

- get out “of Poggibonsi north” and follow the indications to San Gimignano

 

Who comes from SOUTH:

- take the highway A1 coming from Rome

- get out of “Sinalunga - Valdichiana” and take the state highway to Siena

- in Siena take the freeway to Florence and then get out of “Poggibonsi north”

- follow to San Gimignano

 

BY TRAIN

From Florence take the line to Siena, get off in Poggibonsi, then take the bus or the taxi and in 10 minutes you will reach San Gimignano.

 

BY AIRPLANE

FROM PISA'S AIRPORT “GALILEO GALILEI”

- take the train from the station within the airport to Empoli

- from there change the line to Siena

- get off in Poggibonsi

- continue as it is written above

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FROM FLORENCE'S AIRPORT “AMERIGO VESPUCCI”

- take the bus or the taxi from the airport to the central station of Florence

“Santa Maria Novella”

- take the railways line to Siena and continue as it is written above

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