My favorite place in Tuscany was by far San Gimignano, with its thirteen towers dominating the town’s skyline and with its small streets and medieval buildings looking still like they used to in the 13th century as we saw in one of the museums.
The thirteen towers were built in the 12th and 13th centuries when the town was prosperous but the plague of 1348 led to its decline as well as its preservation.
View from Torre Grossa, the only one of the towers open to the public today.
For our lunch we found the nicest little cafe with great food and charming owners.
The shops were fabulous and so inviting!
I could have made two or three different posts instead of just one, but I loved the place so much I couldn’t resist posting a bunch of pictures. I hope you enjoy what you see and if you ever consider going there, don’t think twice!
San Gimignano has plenty of history and many interesting things to see and taste, but my favorite of it all were the three old Italian men, probably sharing their memories from their younger times or maybe just enjoying their daily life and planning what to do over the weekend.
What are your plans for the weekend?