The village of San Gimignano is only 12 km from Gambassi Terme and Villa Il Castagno.
The village of San Gimignano is only 12 km from Gambassi Terme and Villa Il Castagno. Its old town is one of the best examples of medieval architecture in Europe and has been declared a World Heritage Sitein 1990. Particularly famous are the numerous towers, built between the XI and XII century, which still sunk in the heart of the village.
The panorama of San Gimignano in the past was dominated by 72 tall towers; today it counts about a dozen, but this characteristic has in any case given the nickname of “Middle Ages Manhattan”. Walking along the alleys of the town is an opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and tradition and to admire the Tuscan countryside.
In addition to the architectural richness of the village and the numerous works of art collected in its museums, San Gimignano is also known for the excellent production of Vernaccia. This white wine is only produced here since 1200 and was then marketed throughout the region. The Vernaccia di San Gimignano perfectly accompanies the traditional dishesof the area and is ideal for aperitifs.