Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

San Gimignamo

Ahhh, the lovely fortress town of San Gimignano! It was declared a UNESCO architectural world heritage site and no doubt indeed. The town is surrounded by massive walls and the entrance arch frames narrow cobbled streets lined with shops and cafes all bearing the specialities of the region. From hand-painted ceramics, glassware, pounded silver jewelry and of course the famed wines.

Ahhh, the lovely fortress town of San Gimignano! It was declared a UNESCO architectural world heritage site and no doubt indeed. The town is surrounded by massive walls and the entrance arch frames narrow cobbled streets lined with shops and cafes all bearing the specialities of the region. From hand-painted ceramics, glassware, pounded silver jewelry and of course the famed wines.

Aside from this, the city is best known for its towers. Out of the 72 originally built dating back to 998, only 15 remain today and they are still a sight to behold. Entrance to the highest tower called Torre Grossa is 8euro/person and though you have to climb an iron staircase and a very steep ladder at the mouth of the tower, it’s worth the trek.
Once you reach the top, a 360 degree stunning landscape awaits. The beautiful rolling hills and Tuscan countryside is just waiting for you to take it all in… and your horizon and fisheye can’t wait to snap up the gorgeous views. This beautiful mountain top town which bustles with activity and warmth is a definite must see. Though San Gimignano is often missed in lieu of better-known Siena city, don’t bypass it! Only a 1.5 hour bus ride from Florence with one bus change, go with SITA bus-lines (22euros return trip), the station is located just meters from main Sta Maria Novella train station.

http://www.sangimignano.com/sghomei.htm

written by golfpunkgirl

No comments yet, be the first

Where is this?

Nearby popular photos – see more