A visit to San Gimignano doesn't end by just looking upwards. The cathedral, completed in 1148, is also a must-see, considered one of Tuscany's most precious. Built around three naves, this cathedral is a true anthology of frescos from the Florentine school: from Benozzo Gozzoli's San Sebastiano to Domenico Ghirlandaio's Episodes from the life of Santa Fina, to the wooden statues by Jacopo della Quercia.
Also of interest is the Palazzo Comunale, which today is home to the town museum and art gallery, where you can admire the works of artists like Pinturicchio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Filippino Lippi, Domenico di Michelino and Pier Francesco Fiorentino. You can also visit the palazzo's sala di Dante (Dante's room), which contains a Maestà by Lippo Memmi, and climb the Torre del Podestà (or Torre Grossa, meaning 'fat tower'), whose 54 metres have made it San Gimignano's tallest tower ever since it was built in 1311. But there's much more besides. At the Torture Museum you will find an unusual collection of instruments dating back to the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
You simply must stop at the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Experience - La Rocca, the tasting and documentation centre for wine and local produce. This place has a tasting table and a multimedia trail, through which you can learn about wine history through images, lights, sounds, voices, videos, holograms and 360-degree vision headsets.