Via Francigena

Brewery - Birrificio San Gimignano Srl

Brewery - Birrificio San Gimignano Srl



  • Email: info@birrificiosangimignano.it
  • Telephone: +39 327 0978793
  • Address: Via Giacomo Puccini 13 50021 Barberino Tavarnelle (FI) ITA
  • Website: http://birrificiosangimignano.it/
  • Owner: Stefano Botto
  • Opening period:

    Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    It is advisable to call before the visit

  • How to arrive:

    By Bus: from Florence: Sita line S350, stop Cinciano, continue on foot for 350 meters
    By Train: Poggibonsi railway station, then Sita bus line S368-370 or S350
    By Car: Florence-Siena highway exit at Poggibonsi nord. At the roundabout take direction Barberino Val d’Elsa, turn immediately left into Strada di Sant’Appiano. Cross a brick bridge and turn left twice into Via Puccini. Continue to the end of the road at number 13.

  • Accommodation type:

    Brewery and direct sale of its products

The Brewery – Birrificio San Gimignano produces artisanal and organic beers from Tuscany.
Each of our beers, with its inspiration, label and name, is a tribute to a certain way of walking or travelling, to a certain state of mind that accompanies the pilgrim, to a way of discovering the world. The figure of the pilgrim is the one that best describes our way of making beer and doing research around beer. Pilgrims, in fact, travel at the slow pace of their footsteps and relate continuously with what is around them. In the same way, our beers are made respecting the natural rhythms and using local and organic raw materials.

We reserve to Pilgrim Passport (Credential) holders a 10% discount on each purchase

The Brewery – Birrificio San Gimignano is located at the point where the oldest route of the Via Francigena, abandoned the course of the Via Cassia, turned north-west following the Val d’Elsa. These ridges were the subject of bloody clashes for the control of the Via Francigena, around 1200. The Republic of Florence, in strong ascent, was aiming to take control of a stretch of the Via Francigena and its traffic, expanding southwards. With the support of cities loyal to the Empire, including San Gimignano and Poggibonsi, a new city was built, Semifonte, to stem this expansion. Semifonte managed to valiantly resist Florence for almost 20 years, but at the end of a 4-year siege it had to capitulate and was razed to the ground. In memory of the ancient splendour of Semifonte, today remains the Chapel of the Archangel Michael, an exact reproduction, in 1/8th scale, of the dome of Brunelleschi of the Cathedral of Florence.

 

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