San Gimignano is famous all over Tuscany for its medieval towers, which were originally built by the town’s richest families. This part of the region is also famous for its culinary products, like the saffron produced from Crocus Savitus which are cultivated locally (saffron from San Gimignano is being examined for the prestigious DOP recognition).
Vernaccia wine from San Gimignano is an ancient wine which is even mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy. It first received DOC recognition and then the prestigious DOCG certification in 1993. It is a dry white wine with a straw-yellow colour and a delicate yet penetrating aroma. Not only is this an exceptional wine, but the countryside here is also indescribably beautiful.
Taking a tour through the Vernaccia producing farms near San Gimignano is a unique experience and a must for visitors to the region.
San Gimignano Vernaccia wine trail