Things to See and Do in San Gimignano, Tuscany
Tuscany is undoubtedly famous for its stunning natural beauty and the many, many amazing hilltop towns that are located here. You’ll certainly want to explore at least one of these during your stay – and most would agree that there’s nowhere better than San Gimignano. Often referred to as Italy’s Medieval Manhattan, thanks to the skyline of fourteen stone towers, you’re sure to find that there’s plenty to love about this incredible location.
A few of the things that you may want to do on your Tuscan adventure are:
Explore La Rocca di Montestaffoli
Not too far away from Piazza delle Erbe are the ruins of La Rocca di Montestaffoli; a fortress from the 14th century that looks over the town of San Gimignano. From olive groves, to the outdoor cinema in summer; there are a variety of things that make this site so interesting – and this is why it’s well worth a few hours of your time.
Try Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Holidays in Tuscany aren’t complete without wine tasting – which is why you should consider buying a bottle of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the town’s most delicious wine. It’s made with Vernaccia white grapes, which are grown in most of the San Gimignano vineyards. It’s certainly a delight, but don’t just take our word for it; give it a try for yourself.
Take a cooking class
For those who are interested in traditional Tuscan cuisine and want to learn more about how to make some of these incredible meals themselves, a cooking class here in San Gimignano may not be a bad idea. You could learn how to make your very own pasta, and keep the recipe to bring a taste of Tuscany home with you.
Try some of Tuscany’s greatest gelato
If you’re hoping to try some truly delicious gelato, you may want to head to the Gelateria di Piazza which is located right in the centre of Piazza della Cistrena. This world famous gelateria has a wide variety of interesting flavours for you to try and is considered to be well worth a visit by many.
San Gimignano tours
Here at Tours of Tuscany, we’re more than dedicated to providing our guests with an experience like no other. If you’re hoping to see everything that San Gimignano has to offer and much, much more, you might want to take a closer look at what our spectacular Italian getaways have to offer.
From tours around Tuscany, to itineraries that are more focused on giving you a chance to taste some of the region’s most incredible wines; we’ve got you covered. So why not get in touch with us today – we’d be more than happy to see what we could do for you!