Duomo di San Gimignano, San Gimignano

4.5
#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in San Gimignano
Duomo di San Gimignano is a Roman Catholic church famous for its colorful fresco cycles depicting biblical stories. The frescoes inside the church include works by Taddeo di Bartolo, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Lippo Memmi, Benozzo Gozzoli, and Bartolo di Fredi. Audio guides are available with entry, and explain with more detail the stories being depicted in the artwork. The architectural interior of the church is decorated in black and white marble, and vaults are painted with gold stars. Photography is not permitted inside the church. Plan your visit to Duomo di San Gimignano and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Gimignano journey maker tool.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Duomo di San Gimignano
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Duomo di San Gimignano
Duomo di San Gimignano Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
940 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Don’t be fooled by the plain Romanesque exterior. The interior is positively covered in frescoes of early Renaissance artwork. For only 4€ you can spend as much time as you like admiring them.  more »
  • This is a lovely church with some well preserved frescoes covering stories from the new and old testaments. Judgement Day may give you nightmares!  more »
  • Strange how this has turned into an artistic site to be visited by strangers and unbelievers yet a profoundly holy place The highlight of my Tuscan visit and perhaps of my various visits to Italy...  more »
Google
  • The state of the ancient frescos is pretty good, giving a good insight into Italian middle age interpretation of Bible stories.
  • Traveling from Siena to Florence we decided to stop off at San Gimignano. This is a Medieval town that was around since the 1300's and was wiped out by the black plague. It was later, 500 years or so, re-inhabited. The view and the history is amazing.
  • Beautiful medieval church in the heart of San Gimignano. Access is via the ticket office on the left. You can purchase additional access to the town hall tower on the left. Well worth the climb and visit to the Beautiful museum Duomo di San Gimignano.
  • Amazing trip back in time. Also you can find the best gelato ever inside it's walls.
  • The highlight here is the frescoes inside. There are many and they're beautiful, depicting various stories from the Bible. The outside doesn't look like much but don't let that stop you from seeing the very nice interior. You are allowed in with bags or backpacks.
Places to stay near Duomo di San Gimignano

Plan your trip to San Gimignano

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from San Gimignano

4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:5 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:8 h

Hidden gems in San Gimignano

4.9
Duration:30 min
4.6
Duration:30 min
4.6
Duration:30 min
4.8
Duration:30 min

Museums in San Gimignano

See all ›
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min

Wineries in San Gimignano

4.2
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in San Gimignano

4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h
4.9
Duration:4 h
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min

Plans to Duomo di San Gimignano by other users

16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Amsterdam & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM GEORGIA May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Florence & San Gimignano BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Garda, Tuscany & Venice BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans