What to do in San Miniato? Can we say anything? Yes, we say it! You will have the opportunity to walk outdoors with a breathtaking view and visit some famous historical places, or enjoy a delicious sandwich sitting on a bench or have dinner in one of our famous restaurants, perhaps with a good tagliolino whit white truffle from San Miniato!
Discover the medieval village
What to do
in San Miniato
Every first Sunday of the month the historic center hosts the craft market and shops are open to buy souvenirs or delicacies from our area, while in November you can participate to the famous “Truffle Exhibition” where you will have the opportunity to taste and buy our delicious truffle.. And not only! Not to mention the “Popular Drama” during summer, the “Luna è Azzurra” and much more!
San Miniato is waiting to be discovered!
9 things to do in San Miniato
What to do on the streets of San Miniato
Guided Tours, Treasure Hunt, Photo Services and Picnic
Guided tour in the historical center
1 San Miniato and its History
San Miniato has so much to offer and it will be an honor to bring you to discover this beautiful medieval city. The meeting point, where you will have a first historical briefing, will be in Piazza del Prato del Duomo, and here we’ll visit the oldest part of the city which includes many historical buildings.
We’ll reach then the highest part of San Miniato dominated by the majestic Tower of Federico II: once climbed to the top, you’ll enjoy a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view of the whole valley!
Returned to the historical center, we’ll visit the Church of the Holy Crucifix and Piazza della Repubblica with the famous Episcopal Seminary building. The guided tour will end in Piazza del Popolo with a visit to St Dominic Church with a very particular fresco inside.
Guided Tour of the historical center and the Vicoli Carbonari
2 Discover San Miniato
What would a medieval city be without its “secret passages”? With this tour you will have the opportunity to visit a little known route, which will allow you to enjoy a wonderful view from another angulation of San Miniato: the Charcoal Alley. Our guided tour will start by taking a walk in these beautiful alleys brought to light by the great collaborative will of the “Moti Carbonari” association and the citizens of San Miniato.
After our walk we’ll visit the beautiful Church of the Holy Crucifix, and Piazza del Prato del Duomo, the oldest part of the city which includes many historic buildings.
We’ll reach the highest part of San Miniato where you’ll have the opportunity to rest for a while at the shadow of the majestic Tower of Federico II and enjoy a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view of the entire surrounding valley!
Once back in the historical center, we’ll pass in front of the beautiful Episcopal Seminary building and our guided tour will end in Piazza del Popolo where we could visit the Church of San Domenico with a very particular fresco inside.
Join us on a exciting urban adventure and discover the places of San Miniato!
3 Treasure Hunt
According to legend an old witch hides in the woods in the valley of the city of San Miniato. No one has ever seen her, but it is said that she’s capable of throwing courses only with the power of her mind and that’s why the Saminiatesi are aware of staying away from those woods, nobody wants to meet her!
“On a hot summer day, while we were at the library to consult ancient books concerning the history of San Miniato, in the middle of the pages of a manuscript we found this letter written around the 13th century…”
Discover with us The Curse of Barbuccia Witch in an exciting treasure hunt in San Miniato that we are sure will win you over!
Will you be able to find the clues hidden around San Miniato to solve the Curse?
Immortalize your romantic marriage proposal!
4 Engagement in San Miniato
The emotion of an eternal love, bound feelings, of smiles and special memories: this is what we want to offer to couples who love each other!
Immortalize this moment forever, the intimacy of the promise that will always remain as an indelible memory thanks to photographs that contain smiles, joyful tears, kisses and caresses!
The Engagement photo service serves to immortalize the exact moment when you pop up the question: “Will you marry me?” That’s the most beautiful and exciting moment and in our suggestive medieval village of San Miniato we’ll let that your love tells a story that, thanks to the wonderful panoramic views, will remain forever in your memories.
A path for lovers to the Charcoal Alleys at sunset
5 A Romantic Walk with Picnic
Are you thinking of giving your love a unique and unforgettable experience? Discover San Miniato offers you a romantic walk in one of the most beautiful places in San Miniato: the CHARCOAL ALLEYS, the path that in ancient times connected the countryside to the historic center.
A place surrounded by greenery where you can walk with our tour guide who will tell you anecdotes, history and architectural peculiarities of this place and the medieval village of San Miniato in a fascinating journey through time.
At the end of the tour we will arrive at the rose garden where it will be possible to plant a rose, symbol of romantic love par excellence, which you can then return to cure!
At the end of the walk you will find a picnic prepared with local gastronomic specialties and good wine for a toast at sunset overlooking the hills of the splendid Tuscan countryside!
What to do around San Miniato
Truffle Hunting, Wine Tasting, Rent Classic Car and E-Bike
Discover the taste and the secrets of the truffle of San Miniato
6 Truffle Hunting
San Miniato is also famous for its delicious white truffle! So why not give yourself a unique experience that you will remember over the years? Among the luxuriant hills of San Miniato we offer you the famous Truffle Hunting in San Miniato: guided by an experienced truffle hunter and his dog, we will try to find the famous Gold of the Earth!
The truffle hunting will begin in a pre-established meeting place where we will show you what we are going to do and how we should behave. Later, with our own vehicles, we will reach the woods where we’ll try to look for truffles! The excursion lasts approximately one hour in which you will be transported to a magical world where nature reigns supreme: you will know stories and legends and learn everything about this famous underground mushroom which since the time of the ancient Greeks was considered delicious and aphrodisiac!
After the excursion you can choose from our proposals: take part in a small tasting or have lunch with the truffle you found in a comfortable family ambient or in one of the most delicious restaurants in San Miniato and then treat yourself to a guided tour in the medieval village!
Guided tour in the historical center of San Miniato and visit to a local winery
7 Wine Tasting
When we look at San Miniato, we are observing a piece of history, a city born thousands of years ago, full of charm! What we propose is a beautiful visit among its famous alleys and buildings, to enjoy this small medieval village that still today smells of history, ancient events, legends and much more!
But since San Miniato is not only a land of history and truffles, but also of good wine, why not to taste some of the most delicious wines in some of the most famous wineries in our area to enjoy this delicious nectar? Our winemakers are very proud of their productions and will be happy to accompany you on small tours through the beautiful vineyards that color our hills, telling you stories of their family production that, generation after generation, continues to give us the best wine in Tuscany!
You will have the opportunity to taste the finest wines comfortably seated and to savor one of the typical experiences of our area! We are sure you will be fully satisfied, also because afterwards you can buy the wines that you liked the most, to bring home a tasty memory of our wonderful hills!
Discover San Miniato and Tuscany with fascinating vintage cars
8 Rent Classic Cars
Have you ever thought of taking a nice ride among the beautiful hills surrounding the San Miniato area in Tuscany by rent a classic car?
And why not immortalize that moment to have a beautiful memory of this experience?
We offer you an unforgettable experience: a car ride among our hills with a personal photographer who will immortalize the most beautiful moments of your trip surrounded by beautiful Tuscan panoramas!
Electric bikes for rent with expert guide
9 E-Bike Rental
In collaboration with our colleague Alessandro, a mountain bike expert, we have the opportunity to offer you wonderful bike rides for adults and children, accompanied by an expert guide who will take you to visit the places that make the San Miniato area even more beautiful!
You can choose your ideal mountain bike model to spend a half day (or a full day) dedicated to sport, fresh air and nature to make your experience even more unforgettable!
You can also choose to visit our medieval village by bicycle among the most famous alleys of San Miniato to get to know its history in a unique way!