Be alert at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Take the usual safety precautions so you do not become a targets for pickpockets. Don’t put your wallet or mobile phone in your back pocket. Put any valuables items in a dark colour shopping bag when going out to avoid attention.
Many travellers attempt hitchhiking in the area but this is strongly recommended against because of safety concerns associated with the practice.
Visitors are obligated to park outside of the city walls and walk in to the area, so walking is the only reasonable option for seeing that part of the city. For this reason, travellers heading to the area should be in reasonably good shape. The altitude combined with the warmth during the summer months makes it important for travellers to be healthy for travel to San Gimignano.