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San Gimignano 1300

Via la Costarella n. 3, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 327 439 5165
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This is the town of San Gimignano, re-created in miniature, as it appeared in medieval times. It is accompanied by historical dioramas and a fascinaating timeline of the town's history.A new and exciting activity through the streets of the medieval town, solving puzzles, riddles and pitfalls.The protagonists will receive a kit that includes a map of the city as it was in the 1300s, a pen and a 14 page booklet where they will find not only the riddles for the hunt but also detailed explanations on all the towers that still exist today,on the 4 “Contrade” or neighborhoods and the most important families of that period.The treasure hunt is available in Italian, English and French.
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“scale model” (7 reviews)
“gelato” (35 reviews)
“walled city” (18 reviews)
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Via la Costarella n. 3, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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+39 327 439 5165
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"scale model"
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"gelato"
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"walled city"
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"ice cream"
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"worth a visit"
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"middle ages"
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"the main square"
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"medieval towers"
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"day trip"
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"lovely town"
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"hill town"
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a great project, and a good way to orient yourself with San Gimignano. Admission is free (although a donation can - and should - be offered), and there are some lovely things to buy in the shop. It won't take a lot of...More

2  Thank cyclejam
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

An amazing small hill village/town with in Tuscany. Encircled by 13th-century walls, its old town centers on Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square lined with medieval houses. It has a skyline of medieval towers, including the stone Torre Grossa. We went during a market day...More

1  Thank Toyito
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Free entrance ! Someone has worked long and with dedication to show how San Gimignano looked in the 14th century. It is very well done, and it does give one a good perspective of the city in bygone days, when it was an important stop...More

1  Thank Tony E
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't have paid to visit a model but as it was free decided to look. It was very detailed and a work of art in its own right.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Large model of San Gimignano as it once was within a shop setting, very pleasant lady in shop area, free to enter but run on charitable donations.

Thank Jay_uk2014
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

That someone would spend the time to make such a detailed model is amazing. This is a great stop on your visit. Its not world changing but worth the visit and admission fee

1  Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Lovely little museum with full scale miniatures of the buildings, it's beautiful, must have been a very patient person to make, it was free to view but there is a donation box for the upkeep, well worth the look. I spent so long in there...More

Thank champion13
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We found this museum by accident wandering around the streets of San Gimignano and it was free to enter the scale model of the town with a donation recommended. There's also a little souvenir shop located in the same building. The model tells the story...More

Thank WillMarks
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I've been to San G 3-times now. I could live here happily. I picked out "my house" on my first visit and on every subsequent visit I return to have my picture taken on the front stoop. During the day it is full of tourists...More

Thank clarebear05
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Go here quickly to see hotspots, but don't spend more than an hour. City is too overloaded with tourists and nothing authentic is left. Go here to see it because you can't miss it, but please go to smaller towns in Chianti area straight after....More

Thank Nienke v
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most travel agencies have excursion trips. But there is a train that can bring you to the San Gimignano area and from the station you can take a cab.
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16 February 2015|
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Response from Miguel C | Reviewed this property |
yes are open, not only the restaurants but all the attraction. ALL THE DAY! :)
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