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Sunday
Jun282009

The Towers of San Gimignano

 My lovely wife and I were on a trip in Italy and we were staying in the town of Radda in Chianti, in the Tuscan region. We spent one of our days visiting Siena and some other small but famous towns. One of those towns was San Gimignano, know for its towers, it was a place we had no intention of missing. In San Gimignano we took a nice hike to the top of one of these towers.

Seen from a distance San Gimignano resembles a modern city skyline.

 

A view from inside the city of six of the towers. The tower on farthest right is the one we climbed up.

 

Of the fourteen towers in San Gimignano this is the highest. You can take the stairs all the way to the top for some great views of the tuscan countryside. There's a museum inside you can visit too.

 

A view of San Gimignano from the top of the tower.

 

The Tuscan countryside from above.

 

Atop the tower with my beautiful wife.

 

A tower and part of the major piazza. Below are the "two towers".

 

The bell tower.

 

Afterwards back at the Agriturismo we enjoyed some Chianti from the vineyards of our hostesses estate before going out to dinner.

CIAO!

 

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