Sunday, 19 June 2011

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town 
in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. 
It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, 
which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town.

The town also is known for the white wine, 
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.

Dolcisinfundo - means bottomless sweetness

Its 14 surviving medieval towers create a beautiful skyline
 visible from the surrounding countryside. 
Originally there were 72 towers, some as tall as 50 meters, 
built by patrician families probably to demonstrate their wealth and power.

San Gimignano's historic center is a UNESCO world heritage site for its architecture. 
During the middle ages, the town was an important center for trade 
and for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena.

1 comment:

Konstantin said...

It's great, very nice place for living as i see :)

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