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San Gimignano

San Gimignano
is a town of 7105 inhabitants situated in the Tuscan province of Siena.

Thanks to the typical medieval architecture of its historic center it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

San Gimignano, despite some reversals operated in the eight-twentieth century, is mostly intact in its appearance of thirteen-fourteenth century village.

San Gimignano is a medieval village of great artistic interest, born in Etruscan times and developed in medieval ones.

The city is famous throughout the world for its towers and for the countless architectural works, one for all the great Romanesque Cathedral.

Tourism is highly developed in both the center with hotels, restaurants, food shops, wine shops, but also crafts and antiques. Even the countryside is dotted with hotels and vacation rentals.

San Gimignano is also famous for the “Vernaccia”, a white wine among the most prestigious in Italy. It has been produces in the countryside for almost 8 centuries.

Another historically important product is the “Saffron”. It has been a valuable resource for the economy of the area since medieval times.

The village can be reached:

from Florence taking the link Siena-Florence, exit at Poggibonsi Nord;

from Siena taking the Florence –Siena, exit at Poggibonsi Nord;

then follow the signs to San Gimignano.

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