San Gimignano is one of the Tuscan pearls in the area of Siena, a place with a particular charm due to its natural shape and its medieval history that it’s still alive nowadays as if the time had stopped, and it represents one of the most desired destinations to fulfill the wedding dream.
The abode of the Town Hall of San Gimignano, located in the heart of the town, gives the possibility to celebrate the Civil Ceremony in the frescoed Sala di Dante inside the civic museum and outside in the beautiful Medieval Courtyard, which is also decorated with frescoes by important artists, surrounded by the ancient walls of the communal palace.
The view of the towers of San Gimignano, which stand out from the top of the hill must have given to the wanderers of the XI century the same emotions that New York skyscrapers gave to the first migrants arriving by boat from Europe to America. The skyline of the town of Siena is unmistakable. The standing out of the thin medieval towers, framed by a still intact hamlet, are really moving. Walking through the paved streets which lead to the historic center, especially during the hot summer nights, will make you relive magic and a bit lost atmospheres. Arriving into Piazza del Duomo, where a majestic staircase leads you to the gate and then into the beautiful Church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, as the facing on the Palazzo del Popolo, abode of the Town Hall, between Torre Grossa and the building of the communal Loggia, will make you dive into an intact and unique medieval background.
From Piazza del Duomo you can go to the close Piazza della Cisterna, so called because in its center you can see the spring (Cisterna) dated back to the XIII century. But it’s not only these two squares that make San Gimignano one of the Tuscan destinations most visited by tourists coming from all over the world. The entire city is really picturesque and offers sweet romantic sights of rare beauty. The landscape surrounding San Gimignano is one of the most beautiful here in Tuscany. Situated beside the hills rich with vineyards and olive trees, there are picturesque streets lined with trees, little woods, and farmhouses which seem to come out from an artist’s canvas. What’s better than this to imagine a dreamy wedding? San Gimignano represents one of the most beautiful and romantic towns to get married into.
All this accompanied by anything that the Tuscan cuisine can offer, using all the typical products of the territory: precious meats, game, garden products and fruit, wines and sweets wines skillfully distilled, extra virgin oil of a rare quality. For those who want to dive into the past of a fairytale landscape, San Gimignano can be the ideal destination.