GETTING MARRIED AT SAN GIMIGNANO
San Gimignano remains one of the favourite destinations for weddings in Tuscany.
The civil ceremony can be held in the splendid Palazzo Comunale, also known as Palazzo del Popolo or Palazzo Nuovo del Podestà, which is situated in the Piazza del Duomo next to the Collegiata.
On the first floor there is the Sala del Consiglio, also known as Sala Dante, in memory of the visit that the Florentine poet paid to San Gimignano in 1299 as an ambassador of the Guelf League. The room contains a famous cycle of frescoes dating back to the end of the 13th century (1290 circa) depicting tournaments of knights and hunting scenes dedicated to Charles of Anjou, who is sitting on his throne on the wall facing the entrance whilst some characters pay homage to him by giving him a falcon. The paintings are attributed to the Florentine painter Azzo di Masetto. On the right, there is a painting of the Madonna in Maestà by Lippo Memmi made in 1317.
It is also possible to get married in the concourse of the Palazzo Comunale for splendid ceremonies outdoors in the shade of the Towers.