Half day San Gimignano

Tours of San Gimignano: private San Gimignano tour


This half day tour takes you through the picturesque Tuscan countryside to the magical town of San Gimignano. Departing from your accommodation you'll reach one of the finest hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany; San Gimignano a town famous for its many towers.San Gimignano's cultu ...


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Tours of San Gimignano: private San Gimignano tour

Private tours of San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy

Half day San Gimignano This half day tour takes you through the picturesque Tuscan countryside to the magical town of San Gimignano. Departing from your accommodation you'll reach one of the finest hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany; San Gimignano a town famous for its many towers.
San Gimignano's cultural and natural patrimony have been recognized by UNESCO, but even more impressive is the medieval skyline made up of the 13 remaining towers and the views from above and below them. San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the Elsa Valley with its towers which date back to the 11 century. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena" the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Such prosperity lead to the flourishing of works of art to adorn the churches and monasteries. On 8 May 1300 Dante Alighieri came to San Gimignano as the Ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany. In 1348 San Gimignano's population was drastically reduced by the Black Death Plague throwing the city into a serious crisis which eventually led to its submission to Florence in 1353. In the following centuries San Gimignano overcame its decline and isolation when its beauty and cultural importance together with its agricultural heritage were rediscovered.

Once in San Gimignano, other than admiring the famous towers, you can also see the "Duomo" or Collegiate Church, the "Palazzo del Popolo", the "Palazzo Nuovo del Podestà" (which is now the town hall), S. Agostino Church, the Museum of Holy Relics, and the infamous Museum of Torture, which displays early instruments of torture and reminds everyone that cruelty and violence existed even way back then. On a lighter note, there are numerous shops which sell local products including the "Vernaccia" wine for which San Gimignano is also famous.


Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.

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Below are the prices depending on your party size.

Party size Price per party Price per person
1 personEuro 250.00Euro 250.00
2 peopleEuro 250.00Euro 125.00
3 peopleEuro 270.00Euro 90.00
4 peopleEuro 270.00Euro 67.50
5 peopleEuro 300.00Euro 60.00
6 peopleEuro 300.00Euro 50.00
7 peopleEuro 340.00Euro 48.57
8 peopleEuro 340.00Euro 42.50
Tour Details
Available: all year round
Pick up time suggested: 9.00am - 2.00pm
Tour duration: 4 hours
Pick up location/Drop off location: Your accommodation
Included: English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline. No hidden costs
Not Included: Meals, drinks and entrance fees unless otherwise specified


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SAN GIMIGNANO: Towers, Collegiata Church (Duomo), Civic Museum, San'Agostino Church,Town Hall, Museum of Torture, ceramics shop

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