Category Archives: S. Gimignano

S. Gimignano – Archeological Museum and “Spezieria di S. Fina”

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The complex of the former Conservatorio of Santa Chiara, the product of successive additions built between the 17th and 19th centuries, stands in Via Folgore da San Gimignano and is divided onto two floors: the lower floor currently houses the … Continue reading

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San Gimignano – The terrifying collection of the Medieval Criminal Museum

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A visit to the most famous turreted city in the world cannot fail to include a stop at the San Gimignano Medieval Criminal Museum, a few steps from the characteristic Piazza della Cisterna, in the centre of town. Here can … Continue reading

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San Gimignano – the Town Hall – Torre Grossa

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The town hall was built in the last decade of the thirteenth century; the first meeting of the council was held on the 23rd December 1288. Before then, the Podestà’s council had no fixed meeting place and either met in … Continue reading

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S. Gimignano – The New York of the Middle Ages

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At a one hour drive from the Agriturismo I Pitti, second for tourists only to the two giants of Siena and Florence, S. Gimignano, a town built on an ancient Etruscan hill, reached the peak of its splendour between the … Continue reading

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