It may seem strange to highlight contemporary art in this medieval time capsule of a town, but there's good reason. Galleria Continua is one of the best commercial art galleries in Europe, showing the work of big-name artists such as Ai Weiwei, Daniel Buren, Carlos Garaicoa, Moataz Nasr, Kendell Geers and Sophie Whettnall.

Spread over three venues (an old cinema, a medieval tower and a medieval vaulted cellar), the gallery is one of San Gimignano's most compelling attractions.