You see the dozen towers from quite a distance. Towers of power, greed, bloodlust, paranoia; information gathering phalluses.
But ain’t they purty?
Late fall brings uneasy solitude.
Unique: 14 Medieval Towers
UNESCO World Heritage: Yes, Historic Center, 1990
Region: Tuscany (Toscana) Maps
- Archaeology & Modern and Contemporary Art
- Sacred Art
- Town Hall Picture Gallery and Great Tower
: No train station. Buses depart from Porta San Giovanni, marked on the map
Parking: Pay, just outside the walls
Recommended Lodging: Hotel Bel Soggiorno
San Gimignano Vacation Rentals
Local Wine: Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOC