San Gimignano – 18/4/2016

San Gimignano is a small hill top town in Tuscany.  It is famous for its medieval towers.  In 1300 BC the town was found by the Etruscans.  The town was a stopping point in medieval times for those traveling to Rome and the Vatican.

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The view of San Gimignano as you drive towards it surrounded by picturesque landscape.

We visited the beautiful tourist town with views over vineyards, olive trees and beautiful Tuscan homes.  We tried gelato, the ‘best in Tuscany and in the world’.  The town has lots of tourists souvenir shops, delicatessens and gelaterians.  I think it is my favorite Tuscan town.

One of the gelati stores we visited claimed to be the best gelati store in Tuscany and the World.  We couldn’t complain it was good, but we are yet to have a bad one.

The town is surrounded by olive groves, grape vines and scenic mountains.

The town is filled with so many windy roads and each one packed with assortment of shops selling souvenirs, clothing, leather, swords or delicatessens.

Written and researched by Ava, photos and captions by mum

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