Tuscany, Siena

San Gimignano

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San Gimignano is a medieval hill town located in the heart of Tuscany. It is known for its famous skyline, which is marked by 14 tall towers that were once used as a symbol of power and wealth among the town's wealthy families. The town is surrounded by ancient walls and is filled with beautiful architecture, including the Romanesque Collegiata church and the Palazzo del Popolo.

San Gimignano is a popular tourist destination due to its well-preserved medieval architecture and beautiful countryside. Stroll through the town's narrow streets and admire the beautiful buildings, or climb to the top of one of the towers for a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

The town is also known for its excellent wines, including the local Vernaccia, which can be sampled at one of the many wine bars and restaurants in the town.

What sets San Gimignano apart from other Tuscan hill towns is its impressive skyline of towers. In the Middle Ages, the town was home to more than 70 towers, which were built as a sign of wealth and power. Today, only 14 of these towers remain, but they still make a striking impression on visitors to the town. The towers are visible from miles away and provide a dramatic backdrop to the beautiful medieval architecture that fills the town's streets.