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Palazzo del Popolo Courtyard • San Gimignano • (Siena)

map of san gimignano

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena. Founded as a fortification to defend themselves from enemy raids, San Gimignano is imposing with the surrounding Walls and the numerous Towers, an excellent example of a medieval city. It is located on a hill of the Val d'Elsa and today the towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town, are like a group of ancient knights ready to welcome visitors.
The city still preserves the features of the medieval San Gimignano, and, despite the restoration work of the towers and buildings made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, is able to convey the various vicissitudes of history and thus the various cultural influences.

 

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