Located south of Florence on the way to Siena, beautiful medieval San Gimignano with its winding streets and splendid skyline of thirteen towers is often called “the Manhattan of the Middle Ages.” The 11th century walled town rises above the Elsa Valley along the ancient Via Francigena, the merchants’ and pilgrims’ traveling route towards Rome, and has been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites since 1990.
With this Combo Ticket, you'll visit one of the most important monuments of San Gimignano, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta – as well as the adjoining Museum of Sacred Art, which also displays the renowned Madonna of the Roses by Bartolo di Fredi.
Combo Ticket Cathedral of San Gimignano and Museum of Sacred Art
Piazza Luigi Pecori, 1-2, San Gimignano
From November 1 to March 31:
Monday – Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm to 5:00pm
From April 1 to October 31:
Monday – Friday 10:00am to 7:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday 12:30pm to 7:30pm
> Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
> Closed from January 15 to 31, March 12, from November 15 to 30, and December 25.
- As the Cathedral is a place of worship, tour times may vary due to possible extraordinary liturgic activities.
- Every visitor is entitled to one free audio guide, available in 5 languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
- Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice.
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CANCELLATION POLICY and Changes:
Once a visit is confirmed, it can be changed, for a change fee, according to museum availability. Confirmed visits can be canceled and the cost of unused tickets can be refunded, minus a service fee. No shows can also be refunded, upon request (cost of unused tickets minus service fee).
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The Cathedral, or Duomo, is without a doubt one of the most important monuments of San Gimignano. The walls of the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta are entirely covered with frescoes that tell stories of the New and Old Testaments. These frescoes were painted by illustrious painters of the Sienese School of the 14th century, by Bartolo di Fredi and the Memmi workshop.
Inside the Cathedral, the Chapel of Santa Fina is one of the main Renaissance jewels thanks to the work of famous Florentine artists. The altar was created by the sculptor Benedetto da Maiano, the frescoes of the life of the saint by Domenico Ghirlandaio. Saint Fina is San Gimignano's favorite saint. Legend has it that she was afflicted with a serious illness as a little girl, and chose to spend the rest of her days lying on a wooden board. At the moment of her death, yellow violets blossomed from the board. Every year in March, the violets of Santa Fina blossom abundantly amidst the hard stone of the towers that give this medieval city its famous skyline.
The adjoining Museum of Sacred Art was created in 1915. It has recently been reorganized and includes works of art from convents, the Duomo and from churches of the area. The display exhibits remarkable paintings, sculptures, earthenware, partially preserved funerary monuments, bas-reliefs, textiles, and silverware.
Two wooden sculptures dating from the 14th century stand out among the collection - the Annunciation Angel and a Madonna of which only the head and the shoulders remain. Other special exhibition pieces are the illuminated psalm books and antiphonaries by Niccolò di Ser Sozzo and Lippo Vanni. The Madonna of the Rose, part of a triptych by Bartolo di Fredi, is particularly loved by the inhabitants of San Gimignano.
Full Price Tickets
Reduced Price Tickets #1: groups of over 20 people
Reduced Price Tickets #2: children from 6 to 18 years of age, students, and invalids
Free Admission: members of the clergy, differently-abled persons with accompanying person