San Gimignano is located in the province of Siena at 324 meters above sea level and is situated on a hill overlooking the Val d'Elsa.
Visit San Gimignano means being in front of a city medieval museum; It was an important trading center on the Via Francigena, and has preserved urban and architectural appearance thirteenth.
In the Middle Ages it has enjoyed buoyant economy. The wealth of the city is witnessed by the flowering of the famous Towers, symbol of ease of the local merchant class. Today there are only fourteen, against seventy-originating, to delineate the fascinating skyline of San Gimignano.
Gothic doors segmental arch giving access to the city. Once inside, you can admire a rich urban and architectural heritage characteristic medieval: narrow streets, staircases, churches, tower houses thirteenth-century, stately mansions, the picturesque medieval square (a triangular and with tiled floor), the palace Podesta (XIII sec.), the Palazzo del Popolo (XIII sec.), the Collegiate Church (XII sec.) with frescoes.
In San Gimignano you can trace a long tradition of craftsmanship, featuring handmade processes handed down from father to son; the skill and craftsmanship is tangible even today in many different products: wild boar sausages, cheese, crockery, pottery, leather goods.
San Gimignano offers a great location for those who want to visit Tuscany; in about half an hour you can get to Siena or in Volterra, within an hour you can reach Florence, Pisa, Montepulciano, Montecatini Terme or even the sea.
Your stay at the cottage Torra Prima Holidays in San Gimignano (Siena) will offer a wide range of choices for all needs and requirements.