The wonderful hill town of San Gimignano is one of Tuscany’s most famous Medieval landmarks and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s high Medieval towers, forming its unmistakable skyline are visible for miles around. Walking through the town’s narrow streets and stunning piazzas is like visiting a prestigious, outdoor museum where each visitor can be inspired by the Medieval architecture, statues, sculptures and other treasured works of art.
Particularly worth a visit are the duomo of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Romanesque church of Sant' Agostino, housing works from some of the main Italian Renaissance artists including Andrea della Robbia. San Gimignano is also well known for the white wine Vernaccia, produced from the grapes grown in the area, as well as being a very important center of the production of saffron, found in may dishes of local cuisine.
are celebrated at the town hall ‘Palazzo del Podesta', which dominates the Piazza Duomo square with its high "Great Tower". The town hall is one of the most important monuments of San Gimignano and is also the home of the Civic Museum, filled with paintings by the Florentine and Sienese Schools, creating one of the most stunning settings for a Civil Ceremony.
There are many churches inside the walled town and in the nearby countryside, with incredible views of olive groves, vineyards and sunflowers.
There are also lovely farmhouses and independent Villas with gardens and chapels, perfect for Symbolic Ceremonies and Blessings. San Gimignano is also a great base to visit other areas of Tuscany, like Siena, Volterra, Certaldo, Florence and Chianti, all within easy reach for half-day tours. Even the sea of the Tyrrhenian coast is only an hour away by car!