Tuscany is full of food delicacies! 
Have you not yet been able to visit San Gimignano and Tuscany? Don’t waste any more time and book yours
holiday: you will have the opportunity to observe corners of uncontaminated nature, remains of a very distant history,
handcrafted marvels typical of the place and to taste delicious Tuscan dishes.
In fact, there is not a single person who has visited this region  and once back home he declared himself dissatisfied with the cousine
This person can not exist because Tuscan cuisine is synonymous with delicacy, refinement, and care love of detail: all this can only give a pleasant and traditional taste to the dish!
Let’s see together which are the most characteristic foods of San Gimignano.

vernaccia san gimignanoThe wine

Have you decided to visit San Gimignano? Then you can’t help but taste its most famous wine:  Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a dry and full-bodied white wine with a bitter aftertaste, which became DOC in the
There are documents that confirm the presence of one of his products even as far back as the 13th century being the vines scattered in the neighboring territories, such as: Vernazza, Corniglia but also in Lombardy and Calabria.
It has always matched perfectly with first courses and light appetizers or fish dishes: what are you waiting for trying it?


During your visit and your overnight stay in a hotel in San Gimignano you cannot avoid tasting also saffron.
This spice, known since ancient times, today has a protected designation: its production and therefore marketing is documented in San Gimignano as far back as the thirteenth century.
Among the many uses of saffron, the one associated with painting, the medical field and stand out pharmaceutical and last but not least to the kitchen, to garnish and give flavor to many typical dishes.

The olive oil

Let’s not forget the extra virgin olive oil of San Gimignano: cultivated and worked very well by local companies, which have made it famous and with an unmistakable taste.
How not to recognize his presence raw on Tuscan soups, such as ribollita or pappa al
How not to appreciate a simple bruschetta garnished with this typical condiment?

Cold cuts

Are you about to finish your visit to San Gimignano? Don’t forget to taste one of the typical salamis of the place like, for example: the Tuscan ham DOP, the finocchiona, the Tuscan salami, the salsiccioli, the cinta Sienese or Buristo.
Each has an extremely particular and typical taste and goes very well with a piece of cheese
of the area: the pecorino, both fresh and seasoned, can certainly not have rivals!

In short, visiting San Gimignano turns out to be a pleasant experience even for one’s palate:
mushrooms, truffles, spices, meats, cheeses, condiments and fine wines will do nothing but make it even more perfect your vacation! See all hotel offers in San Gimignano


Among the many autumn events, if you want to visit San Gimignano, between October and November, you certainly can’t miss the 5th Earth Festival.
For 4 days, from October 31st until November 3rd, you can watch this long feast in honor of our planet, organized by the bio-district of San Gimignano with the contribution of the municipality of belonging. The location is always that of the historic center, where the major squares will host conventions, conferences, shows, tastings and organic markets designed to raise awareness among visitors.

On October 31st the 5th Festival of the Earth will be inaugurated at 9.00 pm with an important and interesting conference on “The guardians of the forest” together with the special participation of an indigenous group from Amazonia.

On 1 November, after a morning nature walk, at 3.00 pm we will continue with the student parade, together with the natives of Amazonia, to then end the day with the theatrical performance “The emptied earth”.

On November 2nd there will always be a morning walk to discover nature, local herbs and plants and then their possible uses, and then continue at 3:00 pm with a conference on polluting plastics. At 9.00 pm, instead, there will be an interesting conference on local food and food biodiversity.

On November 3rd, passing directly to the afternoon, you will be able to attend a WWF conference on the protection of rivers and woods, which will surely prove to be a moment of great reflection and possible interesting ideas for the concrete protection of our planet.

If you have decided to visit San Gimignano at that time you will be able to see all this and much more: music, street artists and games dedicated to children will enliven the four days, accompanying you on an interesting journey towards the awareness of being able to contribute, in an active way to protect and respect the environment that surrounds you.

Furthermore, you will be able to observe with your own eyes products made by local eco-craftsmen and taste organic and typical foods, which you can also buy at the large farmer’s market and take home as a memento of this experience and to be able to offer them to friends and relatives.

Have you chosen this beautiful city as your holiday destination ? We are waiting for you to enjoy pleasant and unforgettable days, dedicated to hospitality and good food, guaranteeing you moments of relaxation but also of wonder and wonder in front of the historical beauties that only this city can offer you.

Be sure you have booked your best offer holiday in San Gimignano!


The Servant Turned Mistress


Visiting San Gimignano is not a unique experience only for the beauty of the area, the sympathy of the inhabitants or the unique traditional cuisine but also for the fascinating part of history and culture that it brings.
Inhabited since the Etruscan era, San Gimignano had its most flourishing period in the Middle Ages where it became a crucial point for communication and trade of the time.
Around 1200 it was embellished by the construction of about 70 towers and from that moment it was nicknamed “the city of towers”. In the most recent 1990, thanks to its beauty and historical roots still evident today, it was named a World Heritage Site by the Unescu.
Representation of work at the Rocca di San Gimignano
To ride this wave and offer its inhabitants and tourists new cultural cues and valid motivations to visit San Gimignano, the administration, in collaboration with Opera Lab, wanted to propose the vision of the work “La serva padrona” to the Fortress of San Gimignano , from August 7th to September 11th, with the funny interlude of GB Pergolesi, achieving great success.
The work in question, represented for the first time at the San Bartolomeo Theater in Naples in 1733, marked the beginning of the Opera Buffa genre.
The plot is simple, intriguing and at the same time amusing: Uberto, a wealthy master, reproaches his servant Serpina, guilty of having reduced the attention and care given to him.
For his part, Serpina is not at all happy with this reproach and in turn reproaches the master, both for the totalitarian attitude and for the too low compensation, according to him.
The servant then stages a plan: she forces another servant, Vespone, to help her marry the master and in this sense she makes him disguise as Captain Tempesta, his hypothetical spouse.
The Master, at the sight of the new husband of the servant, begins to nourish a strong jealousy without however deciding to confess his love, as it would have been a source of great scandal at the time.
Captain Tempesta, then, decides to blackmail the master: he will marry Serpina in exchange for 4000 scudi! The master hesitates until he reaches the final refusal during which he decides and confesses his love to the servant, marrying her and making her, in the twinkling of an eye, a magnificent mistress!
Come and visit San Gimignano and next summer you will be enchanted by the representation of other interesting works in a picturesque setting like the Rocca di San Gimignano!