One of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy
The Farm of Pietrafitta is situated on a hilltop, far only 4 km from the medieval city of San Gimignano.
San Gimignano is a destination suggested for who wants to visit a medieval small town that remained intact. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for the architecture of his historical center, is famous for his sixteen towers, that gave to the city the name of "Medieval Manhattan".
The name of San Gimignano, instead, comes from bishop Saint Geminianus, who had defended it from Attila's Huns. The place where the city was borned has chosen probably for strategical reasons, because is on a hilltop above Alta Val d'Elsa, that in the past was being a stage of via Francigena, covered by the arcibishop of Canterbury Sigerico in the X century a.C, to reach Canterbury from Rome.
The available routes can satisfy the most curious tourists, because among the interesting sites there are Palazzo Comunale, where you can visit Museo Civico and the Torre Grossa that rises on the left side of the palace, and Spezieria di Santa Fina, where is reproduced the ancient pharmacy, that now is a part of a museum complex with the Archeological Museum and the Modern Art Gallery.
About unusual attractions, we suggest Galerie Peugeot, dedicated to cars and exclusive venue in Italy, where you can admire the first car that ran in Italy; Museum of Ornithology, situated in Quercecchio Church and composed of the private collection of marchioness Marianna Panciatichi Ximenes d'Aragona Paolucci; Museum of Torture, that keep medieval instruments of torture and original Inquisition documents, a very thrilling tour!
Important cultural center, San Gimignano hosts also Teatro dei Leggieri, restored in 1996 and fully operational with chamber music concerts, theatrical plays and grand opera.
San Gimignano is medieval city full of history that reserves to every voyager a story to tell and a landscape to keep in the heart, a place where time isn't passed.
Sports at Pietrafitta and in the surroundings
Swimming Pool inside Podere La Costa
Tennis court - Viale Marconi - Poggibonsi - Tel: 0577 933422
Tennis court & Swimming Pool - S. Lucia Village - SanGimignano - Tel: 0577 943120
Tennis Club - La Badia Village - Colle Val D'Elsa - Tel: 0577 922012
Horse riding: Centro Equestre Montegonfoli : Montegonfoli Village – Ulignano – Tel: 0577 950232
Weekly marketplace in the following cities:
S. Gimignano – Thursday until 01,00 p.m.
Poggibonsi – Tuesday until 01,00 p.m
Colle Val D'Elsa – Friday until 01,00 p.m.
Siena – Wednesday until 01,00 p.m.