San Gimignano : Welcome to Tuscany

one of the more famous tuscan towns in the world

San Gimignano is one of the more famous tuscan towns in the world, placed at 334m above sea level in “Valle D’Elsa”. This Etruscan city owes its name to the Bishop St. Gimignano from Modena who saved it from barbarian assaults.

In the Middle Ages, thanks to the via Francigena, it lived the period of maximum cultural and artistic splendor so that it is possible to admire the numerous works of art, churches and convents of enormous historical value.
In 1199 it became a free common and it clashed first with the Bishops of Volterra and then lived the conflict between Ardinghelli (guelphs) and  Salvucci (ghibellines) families. Dante Alighieri knew the value of this small town, which accomodated him on 05/08/1300 as ambassodor of the Guelph League in Tuscany.
In 1348 the city, following pest and famine, passed under the domain of Florence, which slowly returned to shine thanks to the beauty of its landscape and its agricultural tradition

 

Farmhouse San Gimignano

Emotions and Tuscan Flavors in a familiar atmosphere

 

Farmhouse San Gimignano

Emotions and Tuscan Flavors in a familiar atmosphere

 

Farmhouse San Gimignano

Emotions and Tuscan Flavors in a familiar atmosphere

If you love art and culture,at San Gimignano you will be able to visit many monuments of unique historical beauty:

  • the Cathedral or Collegiate Church with frescoes of the senese school, Old and New Testament (Bartolo di Fredi and “Bottega dei Memmi”); Universal Judgement (Taddeo di Bartolo) and works of florentine origin: Storie di Santa Fina (Ghirlandaio), San Sebastiano (Benozzo Gozzoli), Statue Lignee (Jacopo della Quercia) and sculptures of Giuliano and Benedetto da Maiano.
  • the Town Hall: Civic Museum and Art Gallery,embellished by the works of Filippino Lippi, Pinturicchio,Benozzo Gozzoli, Domenico di Michelino, Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Sebastiano Mainardi, Lorenzo di Niccolò di Martino, Coppo di Marcovaldo and many others. Once inside the museum it is also possible to visit “la Torre Grossa” or ”Torre del Podestà”
  • The Museum of Holy Art: with religious works, pieces and relics of great value.
  • The Archeological Museum: where you can admire Etruscan , Roman and Middle Ages ruins
  • “La Spezieria di Santa Fina”, which reproduces the ancient apothecary with all its pottery and medicaments
  • The Gallery of Contemporary and Modern art “R. De Grada”
  • The Church of St. Agostino, which houses “le Storie di Sant’Agostino” (Benozzo Gozzoli), the remains of frescoes and works of many artists from the Trecento ; Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero del Pollaiolo, Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Vincenzo Tamagni, Sebastiano Mainardi.

And much more … Choose a vacation in San Gimignano, book the best farmhouse offers in Tuscany

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