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San Gimignano, tower and house Campatelli

The FAI announces that from Thursday 29 April 2021 they will reopen, in full compliance with health security measures, the Goods in the regions where it is allowed according to the DPCM of April 26. In San Gimignano discover one of the famous towers evokes the life of the Tuscan middle-class of the late 19th century.

Of the 72 ancient towers that made San Gimignano famous, only 14 have survived to the present day. Thanks to them, we can still marvel at the unmistakable silhouette of what is the most celebrated Italian mediaeval village of all. The remaining towers include the one that belonged to the Campatellis, a family of Florentine entrepreneurs and landowners who, from the early 19th century, associated their name with the 28-metre-high tower-house erected in the mid-12th century. Today this is the only tower that has retained the original single volume of the construction, being completely hollow inside.

Reservations are recommended on weekdays. For Saturdays and Sundays reservation required within 24 hours before entry. For a safe visit click here.