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San Gimignano

Once the seat of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes.

The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena" the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Such prosperity lead to the flourishing of works of art to adorn the churches and monasteries.

In 1199 it became a free municipality and fought against the Bishops of Volterra and the surrounding municipalities. Due to internal power struggles it eventually divided into two factions one headed by the Ardinghelli family (Guelphs) and the other by the Salvucci family (Ghibellines). On the 8th May 1300 Dante Alighieri came to San Gimignano as the Ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany. In 1348 San Gimignano's population was drastically reduced by the Black Death Plague throwing the city into a serious crisis which eventually led to its submission to Florence in 1353.

In the following centuries San Gimignano overcame its decline and isolation when its beauty and cultural importance together with its agricultural heritage were rediscovered. The construction of the towers dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries. The architecture of the city was influenced by Pisa, Siena and Florence. There are 14th century paintings of the Sienese School to be seen and 15th century paintings of the Florentine School.

 

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Chianti Wine Tour

Chianti Wine Tour

Two nights in Standard room, breakfast and Chianti Wine Tour with wine tasting at € 189,00 per room per night. Enjoy the vineyards and the grapes!

ART and Flavors in Siena

ART and Flavors in Siena

Two nights in Siena, Tourist ticket free pass, dinner and much more. Starting from € 130,00 per room, per night.

OPERA and Flavors in Siena

OPERA and Flavors in Siena

Two nights in Siena, an evening of Opera, a gourmet dinner at the hotel and much more. From € 130.00 per room per night.

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BIKE and Flavors in Siena

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RELAX and Flavors in Siena

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