In the heart of Tuscany, in the province of Siena, the historic center is a gem of towers, battlements and history.
It is perhaps the most famous Tuscan village, hardly anyone who comes to visit Tuscany does not know San Gimignano, but it is worth telling something anyway.
In the Middle Ages San Gimignano was one of the richest and most important towns in Tuscany.
The 15 towers that dominate the town must have been truly a fascinating and incredible sight for the years we are talking about.
We must also think that in the Middle Ages, the Towers were as many as seventy and that those who came from the countryside, seeing that glance from afar, were certainly struck by it.
Today the country is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and is considered one of the world’s beauties to be protected for humanity.
How to blame him.
To visit San Gimignano we advise you to start from the south side, that of Porta San Giovanni, from here you enter directly into the city walls that surround the entire historic center.
The Gates of San Gimignano are 5 in all, in addition to the Porta San Giovanni there are:
- Door to the Sources
- Porta San Jacopo
- Porta San Matteo
- Oak Gate
Entering from the Porta di San Giovanni, the road in front of us, via di San Giovanni, takes us towards the center of the city, to discover the central towers.
On the road we meet elegant and sumptuous buildings and once we pass the Arco dei Becci, we find ourselves in Piazza della Cisterna which then opens onto Piazza del Duomo. This is one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Italy.
Here we are in the city centre, where the Rognosa, Diavolo and Arghidelli towers provide us with a panorama.
However, the most important monument in the city center is the Collegiata, a Romanesque church from the 13th century which contains valuable and internationally recognized works.
You certainly cannot miss his visit!