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San Gimignano and Volterra Tour by Private Luxury Van
San Gimignano and Chianti Countryside""Start your tour with a pickup from your downtown Florence hotel at 9:30am. Begin your 1-hour long journey to San Gimignano where you will be dropped off at the old city gate S.Giovanni. There you will enjoy free time to explore the city and walk along its narrow streets. The driver will suggest sites for you to visit such as Piazza Duomo the Collegiata and Sant'Agostino. View the towers that overlook the town climbing up as you stroll. Taste the flavors of the town by trying the white wine and award winning ice cream in Piazza della Cisterna. Next
From EUR490.00
 
Private Half-day Excursion to San Gimignano from Florence
"San Gimignano is a wonderful hilltop town surrounded by enchanting rolling hills and vineyards where the famous Vernaccia white wine is produced! Meet your private driver at your Hotel and get ready for a wonderful visit experience! The hamlet is famous for its perfectly preserved histori characterized by thirteen Medieval towers (which once were 72!) hence its particular name of “Manhattan of Middle Age”. Exploring the city center you can find many examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and have breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside! Walk in the town center means discovering tru among which Piazza della Cisterna the Dome Palazzo del Podestà and the Church of Sant'Agostino. Don’t forget to have a delicious Italian gelato in one of the typical ice-cream parlor located its lively squares and if you like wine
From EUR377.00
 
One Way Private Transfer: Florence to Rome with Visit to San Gimignano and Siena
"An english speaking driver will pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Florence to drive you to Rome or Fiumicino airport. On the way He will drive you to visit some of the most charming villages of Tuscany: San Gimignano and Siena. Your driver will talk to you about our way of life traditions history about the places you’ ll visit and will tell you what is worth to be visited in every place. The driver will drive you through the rolling hills of Tuscany countryside and he will drop you off in front of the main gate of San Gimignano nicknamed the ""Manhattan of the middle age"" where you' ll have 1 hour free walking tour. This tiny village is famous for its medieval architecture and for the towers that were when were built in the middle age
From EUR963.00

Porta San Giovanni Tips (7)

Look At the Porta San Giovanni

Walk down the main street of the town to its south end and come to the Port San Giovanni and beyond it to the bus stop and perhaps a place to park. Since on our last trip we stayed at the Bianco...
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hquittner
Nov 09, 2013

Porta San Giovanni

The most important of the city gates of San Gimignano, Porta San Giovanni lies at the southern end of the fortified wall. The road from here reached Siena along Via Francigena, the famous pilgrim road...
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MM212
Jun 18, 2009

Porta San Giovanni

Porta San Giovanni is the gateway to the town from the south (Siena). It was built in 1262 with a senese arch and a upper lodge. It is the most beautiful gateway of San Giminiano. On its sides, in...
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Cristian_Uluru
Jun 12, 2006

Porta San Giovanni

San Gimignano is surrounded by the ancient walls which stretch for 2.176 metres. The walls are crossed by numerous gates and Porta San Giovanni is the most imposing one. The gate was originally built...
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croisbeauty
Oct 01, 2005

Porta San Giovanni

St John's Gate is probably the first thing that most visitors see when they first arrive in San Gimignano as its near a couple of big car parks at the southern end of the town. The gate was built by...
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Willettsworld
Jul 14, 2005

Gate of San Giovanni

Being enclosed on medieval walls, one of the main entrances to the village is the Gate of San Giovanni, which leads visitors into the street with the same name.This entrance door was built in 1262 and...
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micas_pt
Dec 18, 2004

Porta San Giovanni

As the town is surrounded by a wall you'll have to enter via one of the gates. Porta San Giovanni is the southern gate that leads you to the centre via the old part of the town.
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Nov 24, 2004
 
 
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Palazzo del Popolo

The Palazzo del Popolo (or Nuovo Podesta) is on the south side of the Piazza Duomo almost touching the church. Its right edge is almost touching the Torre Grossa. The left edge leads to a double...
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Palazzo Comunale

Also known as Palazzo Nuova del Podestà, il Palazzo Comunale has been the seat of the government of San Gimignano since it was built in 1288. Prior to its construction, the seat of the government was...
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Santa Maria della Scala - Museum

Facing the Cathedral on Piazza del Duomo is a series of mediaeval buildings that, until recently, housed the Hospital of Santa Maria di Scala. It is thought to have been founded in the 9th or 10th...
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Piazza della Cisterna

At the edge of the Piazza della Cisterna, when you enter from its northeast point along the right (north) wall of the piazza are the two Torre of the Aringhelli family leading members of the Guelphs...
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Santuario di Santa Caterina

In the 13th century, the Pope moved his residence to Avignon, France. Catherine Benincasa of Siena (1347-80), a Dominican nun, persuaded Pope Gregory XI to move back to Rome. Catherine worked hard the...
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Loggia della Mercanzia

Located on via di Città, the commercial heart of Siena in mediaeval times, la Loggia della Mercanzia was the merchants' entrepôt. It was built in the first half of the 15th century at a transition...
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