Within the walls you can explore on foot, beginning at the interconnecting main squares Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna. One of the main drawcards of the town is its wonderful religious art from the Medieval and Renaissance periods adorning the walls of marvellous churches such as the 12th century Romanesque Basilica in the Collegiata (the Duomo), and collected in the Pinacoteca (picture gallery) in the Palazzo Comunale.
But San Gimignano is not suspended in the past: there is a modern art museum and also a Museo del Vino, a wine museum, and whilst wine is meant to age its certainly going to be younger than the art and architecture you’ve spent the rest of the day exploring.
It was nice to leave florence for a day to see what the outskirts have to offer.Again lovely little villages and towns.Highlights of Siena definitely going to the museum and seeing where they race the world famous Palio.
Then we went to San Gimignano amazing place and churches.
This was by far one of the most comprehensive day trips we could have asked for! We saw all the sights in enough detail and were able to really have a taste of Tuscany. The Tour Guide Babara was very efficient, and knowledgeable. The typical Tuscan lunch and wine tasting was delicious, this took place on an Organic Farm in the breathtaking setting of the rolling Tuscan Hills. I would recommend this tour to everyone travelling to Florence: Siena and Pisa are must see towns, and the 'typical Tuscan' village of San Gimignano is home to some of the best ice cream in the World, most picturesque views and beautiful winding, cobbled streets. Thank you Viator!