If you mention Siena, Italy to a group of tourists, it's likely at the least one of them will start raving with superlatives. But instead of assuming they've had too much to drink, you should consider what they're saying - this medieval Tuscan town positively seeps charm, despite being for the most part overrun by tourists during the high season. Somehow Siena superintends to host all those crowds every day, year after year, and not miss her lustre. Whether you travel to on a day-trip from Florence or you determine to stay here for a few days, Siena is likely to turn you into one of those people who gushes at parties when someone mentions the name.
There are lots of hill towns in Tuscany, but San Gimignano gains a great deal of the attention. Why? A San Gimignano travel is special in a few ways – all those towers make it incredibly picturesque from wherever outside the city and it’s not available by train which does help keep the huge crowds away. It can still look invaded during the day in the high season, mainly because big tour buses drop daily visitors off for a few hours at a stretch, so if you really want to know these medieval streets at their most fascinating view, you’ll want to stay over at least one night.
What to Do in San Gimignano
Roaming through the whole town will merely take you a couple of hours, so you’ll want to enjoy your promenade. Take your time, gaze over the incredibly perfect Tuscan views unfolding in all directions, stop for coffee or gelato. There are a couple churches worth spending a little bit of time in, and some museums as well. But the fundamental attraction of San Gimignano is no doubt San Gimignano. If you’ve got a car, it’s an ideal base for researching this part of Tuscany.
Getting To San Gimignano
If your starting point is outside Europe, it’s in all probability that you’ll be flying into Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. From Rome to San Gimignano, you can rent a car and drive directly to San Gimignano or you can take a train to a larger city like Florence or Siena and then get a bus (or rent a car there) to get to San Gimignano. If your starting point is in Europe, Florence or Pisa is probably an more easygoing airport to fly into. Search for deals on airfare to Italy and take a look at the low-cost offers in Europe.
Hotels San Gimignano
You can find many of the properties in San Gemignano are agriturismo, and most of those are outside the city itself. The good news with this is that you’re likely to have amazing views of San Gimignano’s well-known towers, but it means that you’ll have to jump in your car or put your feet to good use to wander its beautiful cobbled streets. There are a few San Gimignano hotels right inside the old city which are moderately priced, so if you want to have the medieval streets right outside your door, that’s the way to go. Start by looking through these San Gimignano accommodations and San Gimignano hotels and book a room today.