- Validity: 2 days
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
What to expect
- Use the reserved access to the Civic Museum and avoid long queues
- Admire the Majesty by Lippo Memmi
- Discover a famous cycle of frescoes of the end of the 13th century
- Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want
A surprising Museum
The building was built in 1288 and later it became the seat of the municipality for which it was also called the Palazzo del Popolo; from 1852 on to the upper floors we find the Civic Museum of San Gimignano rich in important works of art.
The path begins on the first floor from the Dante's Hall so called due to the visit in about 1300 that the poet Dante Alighieri made to the city of San Gimignano as ambassador of the Florentine Republic; the room is decorated with a wonderful cycle of frescoes with hunting scenes created by Azzo di Masetto, but the protagonist is the beautiful Majesty realized by Lippo Memmi and inspired by the Sienese one made by Simone Martini.
Then we enter the Secret Meetings Room that still houses the ancient carved wooden seats, and later we arrive to the second floor where the Paintings Gallery is located, with important works such as the wooden Crucifix of Coppo di Marcovaldo, the Virgin with Child in humility with angels and saints by Benozzo Gozzoli, and the Announcer Angel and Virgin Announced by Filippino Lippi.
Also interesting is the Hall of the Podestà, frescoed with a particular cycle of paintings attributed to Memmo di Filippuccio, Lippo's father, depicting love scenes and moral examples for the Podestà who mustn't give in to corruption.
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time entrance and you stay how long you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the guided booking on this website.
- children between 6 and 17 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- over 65 (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Groups of at least 20 people
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- children under 6 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Museum starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Museum.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the Museum.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter.
The Museum has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Museum or Italy Tickets.