'San Gimignano delle belle Torri' is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims ... More
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
'San Gimignano delle belle Torri' is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art.
San G is a quaint Italian Village with cobblestone streets. The many towers are interesting and were built by competing families to one up each other by building a higher tower. This town is also the home of Pinocchio. There are many cute little shops that sell handmade pottery more affordable than Rome or Florence.
I loved this little town and consider it one of the highlights of my Italian vacation. This was a nice day trip from Sienna.
Between the 15th and 19th centuries, a series of defensive structures was built at this strategic point in the Caribbean
Sea to protect the city and the Bay of San Juan. They represent a fine display of European military ...
Please note: Il Pianigiano is located in Certaldo, 10 minutes driving or 1 train station away from San Gimignano.Il Pianigiano
is right in the heart of Tuscany, only 10 minutes driving from San Gimignano, and due to its location ...
The hotel is located in a 15th century villa which was recently renovated to respect the traditional Tuscan style in
a modern key. The old villa is an ideal place to combine work and relaxation, for holidays and meetings ...