Tourist guide of San Gimignano

Tourist guide of San Gimignano

San Gimignano San Gimignano is a ancient city, populated since the Etrurian period. Still from the Middle Age, it reached all its beauty and glory because of its strategic position that made San Gimignano an important place for business. San Gimignano is a ancient city, populated since the Etrurian period. Still from the Middle Age, it reached all its beauty and glory because of its strategic position that made San Gimignano an important place for business. Between the XII and the XIII century, aristocrats of the city have built big towers like a sign their richness.It is also the trademark of the city, a lot of towers rising up above the town. Definitely unique! In the Middle Ages there was 72 towers, but with time there are only 13. Torri Gemelle degli Ardinghelli, Torre Grossa, Rognosa, Torre del Diavolo are some of the towers that you still have the chance to visit. Today San Gimignano is an historic city of 7 thousand inhabitants, situated at 320 meters above sea level. It is a UNESCO town, and every year is visited by a large number of tourists fascinated by its monuments, history and his beauty. Our tour in the city can start from its main square and most beautiful, Piazza della Cisterna is surrounded by houses and medieval towers and that was ideally at the intersection of the Via Francigena and the one that linked Pisa to Siena. Along with the nearby Piazza del Duomo, it was the true heart of the city and the place where in the past the public life and the market. The square in the shape of inverted triangle is entirely paved with...