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The Medieval Town of San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a medieval hill town in Tuscany, also known as the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages”. In fact, in the fourteenth century, as many as 72 watchtowers stood in defense of the walled city. Nowadays still stand 14 of the original towers giving San Gimignano its unique Skyline.

In addition to the well-preserved historical center I was also fascinated by the surrounding countryside of rolling hills with vineyards and olive groves. Since 1990 the “Historic Centre of San Gimignano” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

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