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Address: Borgo San Iacopo, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy

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Unique little spot

Unique little church to find. We wandered outside of the typical San Gimignano tourist area and found this unique building with tall walls around it. We wish we could've gone in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Unique little church to find. We wandered outside of the typical San Gimignano tourist area and found this unique building with tall walls around it. We wish we could've gone in, but even the outside area was a cute little church discovery.

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Travelling Europe
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Worth the walk for the views, but the (apparently) much renovated Templar church was closed, with no opening times displayed. Check with Tourist Info before you wander out that way.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We have tried on many of our visits to gain access to this little Templar church. Finally this year we managed to get in and immediately you are transported back to the 11th century. Sit on the old wooden pews and Look closely at the worm frescos and the little niches in the walls,imagine the history that has passed through... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

The Church of San Jacopo is right at the edge of the historic center of town and unfortunately wasn't open so we couldn't see inside. We were surprised at how small it was but it was fascinating to think that it was a Templar church.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2009

It was fine, but more of a modern apartment than a cozy, tastefully restored place. True, there is antique furniture but walls and floor and other touches detract from atmosphere. Two difficulties: it is not very well signed and was not so easy to find--a 10 minute uphill walk from the train station. Also, communication difficulties--the owner does not speak... More 

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