San Gimignano - art, history, architecture and accommodation

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

San Gimignano - art, history and architecture

San Gimignano is famous for its Tuscan tower houses. These were a common sight in Tuscan towns during the late middle ages but most city rulers ordered them to be torn down as a measure to reduce intramural discord. There are still one or two in Lucca and elsewhere, but San Gimignano has the largest number remaining. San Gimignano also has a wonderfully frescoed Collegiate Church (Duomo) and a great deal of other admirable architecture. Tourist crowds can sometimes be tiresome in San Gimignano but there is much to be seen here.

Worth a visit. More about the famous city of towers, San Gimignano, Italy.

Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.