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San Gimignano, the medieval Manhattan in the Tuscany

San Gimignano, the medieval Manhattan in the Tuscany

San Gimignano is one of the best places to visit in Tuscany and one of the best places in the world. Situated on a hill, surrounded by the lovely Tuscan countryside, San Gimignamo is a 10th century town that is mainly famous for its medieval towers.
Very crowded in summer and on weekends with tourists coming from Florence (it gets really annoying, trust me). I recommend staying overnight and having dinner in any of the small medieval restaurants, where you can enjoy a good Italian food and an excellent local wine. Early in the next morning, you can see the best views from Torre Grossa, in Podesta’s Palace.
Links of interest:
http://www.sangimignano.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Gimignano
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Best places to visit in Tuscany

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Best places to visit in Tuscany

One of the best places to visit in Europe is Tuscany, thanks to, probably, the greatest repository of art, its renowned history, its wonderful landscapes (with sweet hills, tall cypress trees and superb bays overlooking the sea) and its famous food and wine.

Among all the beautiful towns, I’d highlight Florence (the capital of art), Lucca (a town full of secrets), San Gimignano (the medieval manhattan in the Tuscany), Pisa (more than the famous leaning tower) and Siena (the soul of Tuscany)

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