ADD TO LISTWalled medieval town near Siena containing towers built in the 1300s. At one time there were more than 70 towers, however, only 14 remain today.
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San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town.
The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.
This little Tuscan gem is beautiful ... shops have besieged it too ... but you can still find your spot of beauty here ... combine it with Sienna for convenience and, once you enter its gates, just stroll up and down, up and down, its main street, and its many winding by-lanes...
If you are in the mood to splurge on dinner, try the Albergo la Cisterna located on the square with the same name. Try to get a table in the section of the restaurant that was part of the palazza. San Gimignano is best enjoyed in early to mid-spring or mid- to late fall. The town is too small for the press of tourists that descend on it during the summer which has led to far too many shops catering only to tourtists in search of souvenirs. YIKES!
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