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What to do in San Gimignano and surroundings
Wide green expanses and gentle hills open to the eyes of those who choose a holiday in San Gimignano.
If, in addition to art, you like the flavor of ancient agricultural traditions, you love walks and are curious to discover the enchanting medieval villages and woods in the heart of Tuscany, you are in the right place.
From San Gimignano, in fact, paths branch off that run through valleys between woods and countryside.
They can be reached on foot:
– the village of Castelvecchio: the history of this small medieval village in the heart of the hinterland of Siena is marked by the numerous battles between the Guelphs and the Sienese Ghibellines, for the conquest of the Val d’Orcia.
– the village of Larniano, a panoramic place immersed in the Tuscan countryside 6 km from San Gimignano.
– the Romanesque parish church of Cellole: this is the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta which is located in Cellole, a town in the municipality of San Gimignano in the province of Siena, diocese of Volterra.
– the Paths of Memory: between suggestion and nature.
– the sanctuary of the Madonna di Pancole: located in Pancole, in the municipality of San Gimignano, in Pencole, 5 km from San Gimignano, it is possible to admire the sanctuary of Maria Santissima Madre della Divina Provvidenza which is part of the archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d’Elsa-Montalcino.
– the Capanni dei Partigiani placed almost on the top of the Poggio of the Municipality of San Gimignano.
The hinterland of Tuscany is ideal for trekking routes, bicycle itineraries and why not tasting of typical products in close contact with the traditions of this region so rich in art and history.
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