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San Gimignano, Italy

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"San Gimignano delle belle Torri" is situated in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims on the Via Francigena to and from Rome. The patrician families, who controlled the city, built some 72 tower-houses (up to 50m high) as symbols of their wealth and power. Only 13 have survived, contributing to a unique skyline visible from a distance, but San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The small medieval town, enclosed in walls, is quite rich in works of arts (masterpieces of 14th and 15th-century Italian art), restaurants, and produce shops. The historic center of San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. also contains masterpieces of 14th and 15th-century Italian art,

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Medieval towers seen from the Rocca at night. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Duomo framed by an arch at night. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Well on Piazza della Cisterna at night. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Duomo at dawn in the fog. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Piazza del Duomo at dawn in the fog. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Medieval tower seen from the street, early morning. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Arch and street. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Palazzo del Popolo, Torre Grossa, Duomo, early morning. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Countryside around the town. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Massive shapes of the Duomo. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Street dominated by medieval towers. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Gardens and contryside  on the periphery of the town. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Medieval Towers framed by an arch. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Interior of Chiesa di Sant'Agostino. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Old wooden door and flowers. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Classic Fiat 500. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Torre Grossa. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Palazzo Vechchio del Podesta (1239) seen from Torre Grossa. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Towers seen from Torre Grossa. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color) Produce store on Via San Giovanni. San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy ( color)

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