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San Gimignano
— 2 nights


San Gimignano — 2 nights

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Facciatone, Centro Storico di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, get engrossed in the history at Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Gimignano.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano tour itinerary planning app.

Rome to San Gimignano is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Province of Siena travel guide

Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".