San Gimignano del 1300

San Gimignano

Youngsters love this handmade ceramic re-creation of the medieval city, complete with houses, streets, towers and people as they would have looked in 1300. It's quite likely to inspire junior visitors to bigger and better Lego projects once home.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby San Gimignano attractions

1. Museo d'Arte Sacra

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Works of medieval religious art from San Gimignano's key churches are on display in this modest museum. Particularly beautiful items made from precious…

2. Torre e Casa Campatelli

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Protected and opened to the public by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the Italian National Trust equivalent, this art- and antique-filled tower house…

3. Palazzo Comunale

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The 13th-century Palazzo Comunale has always been the centre of San Gimignano's local government; its magnificently frescoed Sala di Dante is where the…

4. Collegiata

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Parts of San Gimignano's Romanesque cathedral were built in the second half of the 11th century, but its remarkably vivid frescoes, depicting episodes…

6. Museo Ornitologico

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Occupying a decommissioned 16th-century church, this modest museum has a mournful collection of stuffed birds that dates back to 1886 and looks it.

8. Galleria Continua


It may seem strange to highlight contemporary art in this medieval time capsule of a town, but there's good reason to do so. This is one of the best…