San Gimignano

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This medieval city on a hill is a noteworthy and uniquely precious testimony, and is considered part of mankind’s cultural heritage by UNESCO. Its typical skyline boasts fourteen ancient towers. We’ll visit the Cathedral or Minster, also from the middle Ages, and the renowned art gallery. One may ascend the “torre grossa” (the “big tower”), and enjoy the panorama of the whole countryside around Siena. Or walk among olive trees near the Rocca (fortress) of Montestaffoli, visit the famous museum dedicated to torture over the centuries, and finally visit the magnificent city hall. In its many taverns one can taste the wine for which San Gimignano is famous, the Vernaccia, with cold cuts of “cinta senese” (high-quality salami and such to be found only in this area).

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