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San Gimignano

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a beautiful village in the province of Siena on the hill that rises 334 meters high, characterized by its numerous towers, which are now thirteen, but in ancient times were 72 towers, today there are about thirteen. The city's origins date back to Etruscan times certainly, assumptions witnessed by various archaeological finds in the area around the town. San Gimignano is a masterpiece of human creative genius, an architectural complex which demonstrates the exceptional cultural tradition, these reasons that make this city a World Heritage Site.

The beauty of San Gimignano do not end with the towers between multiple points of interest are reported its beautiful churches, the many museums which together represent a journey of knowledge between art, science and culture. Do not miss the many churches full of art and culture:

-Basilica Of Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo)

-Chiesa Of Sant'Agostino

-Chiesa San Baretolo

-Chiesa San Pietro in Forliano.

The heart of San Gimignano is the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna that strikes visitors to the richness of the buildings, among them are:

-Palazzo Vecchio del Podestà with the facade of the great arc that ends with battlements style Guelph

-Palazzo Comunale where is located within the City Museum and Art Gallery which houses the works of artists from Tuscany.

-Torre Grossa is the highest tower of San Gimignano to 54 feet from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the whole town and the surrounding hilly landscape.

San Gimignano is also home to one of the most famous and antique Tuscan wines, in particular of the only white wine of Tuscany famous in every corner of the world: the Vernaccia. The golden-yellow color and the taste is dry with a bitter aftertaste, make Vernaccia the first Italian wine to obtain recognition of the Denomination of Origin (DOC), in 1966, and in 1993 the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (DOCG)

The lands of San Gimignano give other gourmet products such as saffron of San Gimignano, the DOP Tuscan ham, salami and cinta senese, oil, cheese, honey mainly acacia and millefiori.

A colorful land of flavors and scents that make San Gimignano and its towers, a town really wonderful.