Discover the wonderful medieval city of San Miniato, known also for the delicious white truffle that grows in the shadow of the Tower of Federico II! We will visit the beautiful old town with its churches, its monuments, its history, its legends and curiosities, having the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking panorama! We will walk through the streets that have accompanied the greatest historical figures who have visited and have been hosted in San Miniato including Germanic Emperors, Popes, the famous sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, Napoleone Bonaparte and many others!
San Miniato has so much to offer and it will be an honor to take you to discover this beautiful medieval city. The meeting place, where you will have a first historical briefing, will be in Piazza del Duomo, where we can visit the Cathedral of San Genesio and take a tour in the oldest part of the city which includes the bell tower, also known as Tower of Matilde, Palazzo dei Vicari imperiali and Palazzo Vescovile. Later we will move towards the highest part of the city dominated by the majestic Rocca of Federico II: once we climb to the top, we will be able to enjoy a beautiful 360 degree panorama of the whole valley! If the day allows it, we will also be able to see the cities of San Gimignano and Volterra in the distance. Once back in the center, we will visit the Church of Santissimo Crocifisso, a beautiful Sanctuary that houses a miraculous crucifix. We will then move to Piazza della Repubblica (also known as Piazza del Seminario) where we could observe the famous Palazzo del Seminario Vescovile, built following the course of the ancient city walls. Our tour will end in Piazza del Popolo where, opening permitting, we could visit the Church of San Domenico with a very particular fresco inside.
Meeting location: Piazza Dante Alighieri - San Miniato (PI)
End location: Piazza del Popolo - San Miniato (PI)
Data di inizio: Thursday, 21 January 2021 alle 09:00
Data di fine: Friday, 31 December 2021 alle 09:00
Duration: 02:00 hours
Transport not included. San Miniato can be reached by car or bus.
The tour is also avaiable in English The tour has flexible hours, in case of need you can contact me and set another time!