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Located in San Gimignano, Campatelli is an 18th-century building that features one of the town’s famous medieval towers. The residence of a high-ranking family in the 19th and 20th centuries, Casa Campatelli reconstructs - through its fornitures...more
All reviews national trust informative video tower house family home audio visual presentation excellent history lesson personal story interesting house family photographs furnished rooms dining room lydia fai donated insight torre information
This is a great place to start one's San Gimignano experience for first time visitors (like ourselves) and we were sorry we only visited it at the end of our trip. The audio video gives such an interesting account of the history of the area.
The former home of the wealthy Campatelli family has been preserved as it was a few years ago when its last resident donated it to the Italian National Fondation. The typical house-tower structure is full of arts and antiquities, showing in very vivid way the...More
If you're in San Giminiano, avoid the crowds and pop in to this wonderful "living museum" donated by an eminent San Giminiano family. It's a time capsule of their lives and every room is dedicated to one of the family with photographs and mementos. You...More
We stayed within the walls of San Gimignano for three nights. Prior to catching a bus to Siena, we had time to visit this beautiful house and wished that we had done so on our first day.
Why? Aside from the lovely rooms, a visit...More
Very interesting and well setup museum - or better - an open house taking you through the history of Tuscany: the houses, the towers, the shape of the landscape and the culture it stands for today. Bravo! Well done!!
We happened to find this place on our last visit to the town, just before we left to return home. The tower is no longer open for us to climb to the top, but there are enough other towers in the town to give you...More
We started our visit with a wonderful and informative sound and light show telling the history of San Gimignano as well as the family who owned the house. The house was donated to FAI ( equivalent to National Trust) by Lydia Campatelli and it was...More
The lady in the tourist office told us about this house and we were so pleased she did otherwise we would have walked passed it / missed it. As other reviewers have said it is definitely worth a visit. The house is full of interesting...More
This is a superb and under-visited attraction: it feels as if the family has just popped out for a minute. The video presentation is particularly good. If you want to know about the history of San Gimignano this is definitely one of the places to...More
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The excellent video is about 25 minutes. The tour (walking around on your own) is about 30 minutes. It depends on how interested you are in furniture, soft furnishings, wallpaper, etc. It could take longer if you are... More
The excellent video is about 25 minutes. The tour (walking around on your own) is about 30 minutes. It depends on how interested you are in furniture, soft furnishings, wallpaper, etc. It could take longer if you are really interested in this. Stairs -- nothing unusual, just what you would expect in a 2 to 3 story house.