San Gimignano

San Gimignano - art, history and architecture

San Gimignano

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.

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