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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence
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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence

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Well-suited for time-limited travelers, this Florence day trip lets you conquer Tuscany's must-see sights in a day. Snap photos in front of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa (skip-the-line admission ticket available as an upgrade); taste wine in the Chianti region; and explore medieval San Gimignano. Plus, you'll travel between each place with ease and relax knowing the entire day is planned out in advance.
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Vera Tas wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
A hawker family ran after us trying to sell us some souvenirs. We hope these smelly people are not locals. Old city of San Gimignano gave us new headache.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Asiyah Noemi K wrote a review Sep 2020
Pula, Croatia4419 contributions37838 helpful votes
Piazza del Duomo is a city square in beautiful San Gimignano. Today the Piazza Duomo is still the heart of San Gimignano, just as it was the centre of political and religious life in the Middle Ages. If the Duomo is the religious symbol of San Gimignano, the Palazzo del Popolo represents his civic symbol. Together, a few meters from each other, they form the unique architectural group of the Cathedral Square. The most imposing building is the Collegiata, it is at the centre, overpowering the piazza with its bulk as it sits on high atop a stairway. Exactly opposite is the Palazzo Vecchio del Podestà with the Torre Rognosa and the Torre Chigi alongside. The Collegiata, also know as the Duomo, gives its name to the piazza and has been there since the 11th century. In the first half of the 13th century, during the period of greatest economic prosperity, the piazza assumed the appearance it still has today. The main public buildings were built here, and the façade of the Duomo was rotated to face the Palazzo Vecchio del Podestà. It is a brick, trapezoid-shaped space with a slight slope, adding to the wonder of those who upon entering find themselves all of a sudden at the centre of the Middle Ages. Three important medieval buildings face one another here: On the north side, projecting up into the sky, are the Torri Gemelle dei Salvucci. On the opposite side is the Palazzo Nuovo del Podestà with the Loggia del Comune. Beside it is the massive Torre Grossa.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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romanshorner wrote a review May 2020
Munich, Germany734 contributions274 helpful votes
It is the main square of San Gimignano. There are a lot of historic buildings around, especially the Palazzo del Podestà (historic main administration building) and the big church, the Duomo. It is not so full of life like the Piazza della Cisterna, but it has more interestin historic buildings.
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Date of experience: June 2019
AlbertSalichs wrote a review May 2020
Manresa, Spain8080 contributions869 helpful votes
Piazza del Duomo (or Cathedral Square, in English) is the central square in the old town of San Gimignano, a wonderful medieval town in Tuscany Region, where you can see some fantastic towers. It is the main square and here there are some of the most important buildings in the town like Duomo (Cathedral), Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), some important towers, the turistic office or obviously some bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Also, it is a great place to walk enjoying with views of very nice buildings, sit and drink or eat something or only relax (in summer it is impossible, because this place is full of people). Really a Top place in the town, the region, the country and probably on the world. Also from here you can begin to do the visit of Torre Grossa or Bell Tower, Palazzo Comunale or Duomo. (See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano, San Gimignano Bell Tower, Torre Grossa, Collegiata de Sta. Maria Assunta - Duomo, San Gimignano 1300 and Bar le Torri)
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Date of experience: August 2019
Mairwen1 wrote a review Jan 2020
United Kingdom4073 contributions8272 helpful votes
This piazza is slightly less crowded than Piazza Della Cisterna - but not by a lot. It's equally impressive. The cathedral and the famous towers are the highlights here. The cathedral façade is quite plain and is not much to look at from the outside. You have to go inside to appreciate it. However, it has wide stairs at the front which are perfect for taking a break and sitting and looking across at the towers, directly opposite. We stopped there to look more carefully at the towers. An interesting feature we noticed was a lot of holes in the tower walls. Apparently these originally held big timbers beams that stuck out and propped up external wooden staircases and balconies, allowing people to walk outside or go from one room to another. Some of those balconies would have been a long, long way up so you wouldn't have wanted to have vertigo. We didn't stop in the piazza for very long as we were continuing our walk to the ruins of the Montestaffoli fort at the top of the hill which I highly recommend (from the piazza, we headed uphill along the side of the cathedral and from memory there were some signs from that point).
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Date of experience: May 2019
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