The town of San Gimignano certainly needs no introduction but the history of the Tower and Casa Campatelli is interesting. It is one of the fourteen surviving towers and is located in the center of the village. The tower, built in the 12th century, is 28 meters high and is located right next to the house that belonged to the wealthy Campatelli family. Thanks to a long restoration completed in 2009, today it is part of the FAI and can be visited.
Gift of one of the last heirs of the family, Lydia Campatelli, the house is very rich in narrative ideas ranging from the history of the medieval city to the reconstruction of the events of a high-ranking family; the visit begins with a film dedicated to the history, identity and myth of San Gimignano and then moves into the villa still fully furnished with objects that belonged to the owners, including ceramics from Montelupo and paintings by Guido Peyron.