Meet your guide at 10am by the main gates of Porta San Giovanni in San Gimignano. The UNESCO-listed hilltop town is known for its towers, the medieval skyscrapers that form a striking sight from the surrounding countryside.
As you walk, you’ll learn about the town’s history and major ruins, such as the 16th-century fortress and the surrounding city walls.
Hear how San Gimignano boasts eight entrances, but Porta San Giovanni and Porta San Matteo are designated as the main gates, serving incoming visitors from Siena, Pisa, Florence, and Chianti.
Explore Via San Matteo and Via San Giovanni, and hear how these main streets cross the city from north to south. Other highlights include Piazza Duomo, home to the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Palazzo Comunale, and the famous Torre Grossa. You’ll also visit Piazza della Cisterna, with its magnificent towers and well.
Your tour finishes in the center of town after two hours.