SAN GIMIGNANO, a small fortified town between Florence and Siena, is famous for its architecture and for its beautiful medieval towers that make the skyline of this little town really unique. In its most flourishing period, the richer families of San Gimignano built as many as seventy two towers as a symbol of their wealth and power. Fourteen of them remain today and they contribute to make the atmosphere of the town even more charming. Without a doubt it’s worth your while to climb to the top of the “TORRE GROSSA” inside the Town Hall.
All the towers of San Gimignano have always been private property and therefore they are closed to the public except Torre Grossa which belongs to the town council. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of all the surrounding valley. Declared a world heritage site by Unesco in 1990, San Gimignano is one of the small treasures of the province of Siena and it also offers excellent local products. Have a stop at the Piazza della Cisterna for a nice ice cream or in one of the restaurants for a delicious Tuscan lunch or dinner.
If you have time go up to the Rocca di Montestaffoli to see the ruins and enjoy more beautiful views, while to complete the visit, we recommend that you taste the local white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, perhaps not as good as the wines of Tenuta di Morzano but surely worthy a taste.
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