San Gimignano aerial view

San Gimignano

aerial view from the
Big Tower (Torre Grossa)

UNESCO World Heritage

The charning, walled city became famous mainly through its extraordinary medieval architecture, in particular its numerous medieval towers (12th – 14th century), which rise from the small houses visible in the distance and gave the city the nickname “Manhattan of Tuscany”. 15 of the original 72 towers still dominate the well preserved, walled, historic centre.

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