Your travel guide to San Gimignano
Famous for a majestic skyline dominated by 14 noble towers, San Gimignano is a beautiful walled medieval town in the heart of Tuscany. Boasting a rich history of pilgrim prosperity and aristocratic families, it is now home to fine restaurants, beautiful shops and impressive frescoes, and is one of the most well-kept tourist secrets in Italy!
Travelers to this picturesque destination will be surprised by the variety of cheap hotels and self-catering apartments that San Gimignano has to offer. At Venere.com you'll also discover that this historical Tuscan city has a wealth of affordable bed and breakfasts too.
For luxury hotel accommodation, San Gimignano offers everything from chic apartments in Piazza delle Erbe to elegant town house suites in San Gimignano city centre – plus many more! Outside the city walls you’ll find exclusive aristocratic villas, nestled in gorgeous Tuscan countryside. There’s plenty of sumptuous and super-comfortable hotel accommodation fit for a king. Great value hotels are also available all over town and in the surrounding countryside.
Florence, Pisa and Siena Airports are the nearest and although this hilltop town has no train station, it is accessible from Poggibonsi Station with a bus connection. Cars may park outside the walls, allowing pedestrians to enjoy discovering the enchanting streets and charming cafés serving the acclaimed Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine.
Founded by the Etruscans, the historic centre of San Gimignano is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and has inspired books, art and poems, as well as starring as the location for a number of fiction films. Visiting the Piazza del Duomo, the Torre Grossa - the tallest tower in the town – and the frescoes of Sant' Agostino Church, it's easy see why it draws so much admiration.
Have a look at the many hotels featured on Venere and choose the best accommodation in the Siena province of San Gimignano.