San Gigmignano (Italy)


Our tour made a brief stop in the town of San Gimignano, noted for the preservation of 14 medieval towers that have survived the ravages of war and other calamities. These efforts have earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Their original construction date to the 11th to 13th centuries. The town exudes a medieval atmosphere.

On our own, our time was limited to visiting the Museo Civico. In the town square, there were preparations for some sort of what appeared to be a formal wine-tasting event. Since San Gimignano is known for his vernaccia grape, maybe it was a showcase for the wine.

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