Mura di San Gimignano

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Mura di San Gimignano
4.5
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany762 contributions
Medival City Wall in Good Condition and Beautiful View Around the Landscape
Jun. 2019
The city wall of San Gimignano was build for defensive reasons and surounds parts of the city. You can walk along partly and you have a nice view down on the landscape of Tuscany. As the city lost its importance after the Middle Ages, it is kept quite in orginal condition. The conservation status of the wall is good. So I recommend you to walk at least a part of it.
Written 31 May 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,279 contributions
Very nice wall around old town
Aug. 2019 • Family
Mura di San Gimignano (San Gimignano wall, in English) surrounds all old town, which is located in Tuscany Region, in the center of Tuscany. This wall is very nice and you can follow it, however the best part is the old town: an incredible medieval city with some towers. Really, you do not expect what do you see inside the wall. Very nice, but go through any gate and enter in the old town. In fact, the outer part is nice, but there is a road, so it is difficult to walk around it, especially if you come here with children.
(See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano)
Written 13 May 2020
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland13,026 contributions
Walls, walls, walls 🎶
Oct. 2019 • Family
What an impressive wall around the beautiful city of San Gimignano.

It’s a joy to see the well maintained construction and the locals who are leaving at and partially even in the wall(s).

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Written 4 October 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Like living in a romance.
Jun. 2019
When we arrived in San Gimignano, we first saw the city wall, which I did not know at that time was called Mura di San Gimignano. We arrived at the Porta San Giovanni but went on to find a parking space. Seeing the walled city with its tall towers was like dripping into a knight's novel. Finally, we entered the more modest-looking Porta San Matteon because it was the closest to our accommodation. However, the city wall accompanied our stay as it followed us as we drove the car into the parking lot behind the other side of the city. Going back, we searched for the hidden loophole to enter the town through curvy alleyways. At first, we had the feeling that the walls were impervious, and we were locked out forever. Then as we walked on, at one point, we saw an elevator leading up to the bottom of the city wall. Unless an elderly couple who seemed to know the place comes up, we might still be looking for the gate. However, we followed them. We just realized how effective it was to protect the city by being surrounded. Now you don't need a wall for security reasons, but it's exciting and romantic.
Written 25 August 2019
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK277 contributions
nice park just outside the walls
Jun. 2019 • Friends
we walked through the town and out of the gates. The walls and gates are impressive but just outside there is a little park where we sat down for a while to have a rest.
Written 30 July 2019
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Cindy
7 contributions
Lovely Hilltop Village
May 2019 • Friends
This was my second trip to San Gimignano. Definitely not a city to be missed. Beautiful hilltop village with tall towers. Some of the most beautiful photo opportunities of the Tuscan Countryside. Quaint little shops of all sorts, ceramics and linens being my favorites. I would happily visit again!
Written 2 June 2019
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,738 contributions
A place to sit and contemplate
Dec. 2018 • Couples
There is a nice little park-like setting between the lower parking lots and the entrance gate to the town where you can sit and contemplate these old golden hued walls. Used in medieval times to protect those living inside, many towns have walls but not as complete as these.
Written 17 February 2019
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,359 contributions
Something nice to look at as you walk along the old walls if you park your car in the rear lots.
Sep. 2018 • Couples
The ancient city walls are something nice to look at as you walk along them, if you park your car in the rear lots, reminding you of the need for a fortified city, long ago.
Written 18 December 2018
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John E
Ballwin, MO1,408 contributions
Well preserved but not all that interesting based on our tour
Dec. 2018 • Friends
The city walls are well preserved but based on our tour which didn’t explain their history all that well, they simply aren’t that interesting to either look at or learn about. For example the city walls of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico were way more extensive, interesting to look at and of greater historical significance.
Written 4 December 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Nice walk
Sep. 2018 • Friends
City walls are a defensive system around the city that was originally designed in 998, but the final version was built in the 13th century. The total length of the wall is more than two thousand meters with five main doors. It is a nice walk with some great views!
Written 29 September 2018
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