Vinci and Medici Villas of Poggio a Caiano and Cerreto Guidi: 45 km from San Gimignano
Vinci is the city of Leonardo, here you can visit "the Leonardo museum” with the largest and most original collection of machines and models of the Leonardo inventor, technologist and engineer. Of particular interest is the "Leonardo's birthplace", in Anchiano and the Leonardian Library. 20 km from Vinci, do not miss a visit to the Medici villa of Poggio a Caiano, a wonderful example of a Renaissance villa commissioned by Lorenzo Il Magnifico with even a theater inside. If you still have time, before coming back to San Gimignano, stop at the Medici Villa of Cerreto Guidi, where you can admire the various portraits of the Medici family and the small elevated passage, similar to the Corridoio Vasariano, which connects the villa to the adjacent church.