Shop ’til you Drop in San Gimignano: A Shopaholic’s Guide

Things to do in San Gimignano

San Gimignano, a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy, is known for its stunning architecture, breathtaking views, and delicious wine. But did you know that it’s also a shopper’s paradise? From handmade ceramics to leather goods and gourmet food, San Gimignano has something for everyone. In this article, we’ll take you on a tour of the town’s best shopping spots and show you where to find the perfect souvenir to take home.

Start your shopping adventure at Piazza della Cisterna, one of the town’s most iconic squares. Here you’ll find a mix of souvenir shops, clothing stores, and artisanal boutiques. Don’t miss Gelateria Dondoli, a famous gelato shop that has won numerous awards. Opera Waiting is a tasty artisanal and organic shop of Tuscan biscuits and sweets.

Another must-visit spot is Via San Giovanni, a street lined with artisanal shops selling handmade leather goods, jewelry, and clothing. For leather lovers, we recommend a visit to Pelletteria Le Torri, where you can find everything from wallets and purses to belts and jackets. Don’t miss La Buca di Montauto, a gourmet food shop that offers a wide selection of Tuscan delicacies such as olive oil, home made culd cuts, and wine.

For a taste of local fashion, head to Piazza delle Erbe, where you’ll find a mix of vintage and contemporary clothing stores. If you’re looking for handmade ceramics, head to Balducci Ceramica, where you can watch the artisans at work and buy one-of-a-kind pieces.

If you’re in the market for unique jewelry, don’t miss Oreficeria Macallè, a family-owned shop that’s been making jewelry since 1950.

Finally, no shopping trip to San Gimignano would be complete without a visit to the town’s weekly market, held every Thursday from 8:00 am to 01:30 pm in Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Cisterna. Here you’ll find a wide range of goods, from fresh produce and flowers to handmade crafts and souvenirs.

In conclusion, San Gimignano offers a unique and exciting shopping experience for travelers. Whether you’re looking for handmade ceramics, leather goods, or gourmet food, the town has something to offer. Be sure to visit the recommended shops and boutiques for a truly authentic shopping experience. Happy shopping!

San Gimignano activities

“Collect moments, not things”

Travel is an experience made up of encounters and acquaintances, of sharing passions.

Interact with the people, history and traditions of San Gimignano, participate in unforgettable San Gimignano activities that enrich, affect all the senses and create intimate bonds with the territory.

You will return home not only with photos but with the memories and emotions that only an authentic experience can give.

Discover the experiences on San Gimignano Experience:

How San Gimignano Experience works


Choose your experience, select date and check prices online, send an availability request to the organizer of the experience.

(In the note of availability request it is possible to write a question or make a request to the organizer)


The organizer of the experience confirms the availability for the dates requested, answers any questions and sends you instructions to confirm the reservation.


After that, all you have to do is enjoy your unforgettable booked experience.

Some experiences need time to be organized, so it is advisable to book in advance.


Request a tailor-made experience in Tuscany for you. Write what you would like to do and where you would like to go you can also request more activities to be done on the same day or in several days.