Hilltop town of San Gimignano

The hilltop town of San Gimignano features 12th century towers encircled by a 13th century wall -mostly unchanged after the town was wiped out by plague, and now revitalized as a popular tourist destination.

Heading up into town

 

Looking out over the walls at the Tuscan landscape

 

Rosa, Colette, Bosco, Jess and Fran; beauties abreast a breathtaking backdrop

 

The towers attest the wealth of the families who comissioned them

 

Jeff and Bosco enjoying some shade

 

Bosco was impressed by some particularly acrobatic pidgeons

 

The views are amazing!

 

Bosco made a friend in the park above the ornithology museum

 

The cistern is in the middle of a piazza (square), Piazza Cisterna, filled with gelaterias and restaurants

 

The duomo (church) steps are a popular place to sit and look down at the other main square, Piazza Duomo

 

Bosco supports local artists. We collected quite a few pieces from the talented locals displaying their work about town. San Gimi is a great place for high quality souveneirs

 

There are lots of nice views on the drive in and out of San Gimi

 

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