San Gimignano apartments - life among the medieval towers
San Gimignano is a remarkable walled medieval town not far from Siena in the
province of Tuscany.
The ancient towers that shoot up from the cobblestones in this town have drawn
admirers for centuries, and the town's charm has been evidenced in films like Tea with Mussolini
and in books like E.M. Forster's novel Where Angels Fear to Tread
We are pleased to offer the famous
Torre di San Gimignano
whose amazing terrace and interior are shown on this page. Beautifully and tastefully renovated in
the past few years, this accommodation is truly one of the most unique vacation
venues you could imagine. Find this and other irresistible choices in our online catalog.
A San Gimignano apartment
will place you close to the town's heart, where four
piazzas intertwine: Piazza della Cisterna; Piazza Duomo, where the beautiful
Collegiata cathedral reigns; Piazza Pecori; and the Piazza delle Erbe. Here, you
have many options to enjoy San Gimignano's charm. Have a taste of the delicious
homemade gelato - you will not find any like it back home! Meander into one of
the churches or art galleries to bear witness to the town's story as it endured
battles in the Middle Ages and blossomed in the Renaissance.
The Communal Palace is today the seat of the Town Gallery, so be sure to stop in
to admire the works of Pinturicchio, Benozzo Gozzoli, and other famous artists.
The literary and architectural backgrounds of this town are worth looking into
as well. It is the birthplace of the poet Folgore da San Gimignano, and it is
said that the University of Essex and parts of Yale University were modeled
after the towers of San Gimignano.
You cannot leave San Gimignano without taking a piece or two of beautiful ceramic pottery
home with you. As you relax in your San
, you may overhear the sounds of locals laughing and walking
by in the street below. You may find yourself losing track of time and enjoying
the simpler aspects of life, such as tasting fresh tomatoes and trying out the
Italian word for "delicious" until you can get it just right.
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