Travel Blogs from San Gimignano, Italy

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San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... were 72, which would have been quite a sight, like a little city of skyscrapers. Apart from that, there wasn't so much to do in San Gimignano. I didn't feel like visiting the church or museums or climbing any more towers, so I had a nice lunch, a glass of ...

"All That You Can't Leave Behind"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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Today was a day trip to San Gimignano - a 13th Century Etruscan hilltop town north-west of Sienna and a one hour ride on the No.130 local bus. It boasts 14 towers (from an original 72!) within it's walls, a main drag (barely one car wide) now filled with ...

Tuscan Hill Towns, Volterra and San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Tuscan Hill Towns

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... nbsp; You could see the ocean from Volterra and on a clear day - you can see Elba (maybe even Corsica).  We played in the city park and wandered the streets.  Unfortunately we arrived at San Gimignano just at sunset so will have to go back ...

Medieval Manhattan, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Medieval Manhattan

A travel blog entry by dragonrider

... spectacular. It made for a slow ride as I was so engrossed in the views but …… Our destination was San Gimignano - Italy’s best preserved medieval town with its 14 towers, unspoiled streets and beautiful hill-top setting. Its full name ...

San Gimignano (San G for convienence), San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano (San G for convienence)

A travel blog entry by macpacfam

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... on the hill in front of us was this group of brick towers and buildings. Just the place to stay for a couple of days! San Gimignano doesn't allow any cars not owned by the residents inside the walls and parking costs a packet. We were lucky to nab ...

HIGHS & LOWS OF TODAY!, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

HIGHS & LOWS OF TODAY!

A travel blog entry by linarogers

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 We left after breakfast quite early today for the VERY long way to San Gimignano. Somehow, Ms. Perfect Pants Adriana (the Gps) got it wrong today and sent us to the commune of San Gimignano rather than the actual town. However when ...

Tuscany, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Tuscany

A travel blog entry by guilerkj

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Bonjourno! We made it to San Gimignano without any trouble yesterday. I love taking trains!!! They are so easy and relaxing. At any rate, San Gimignano is amazing....it is a medieval village at the top of a mountain. It is a walled city that is ...

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

A travel blog entry by green019

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... this place if you are ever in Tuscany. After shopping and good eating, we travelled through the Chiante region to get to San Giminano. THe views were incredible. You could see the different dimensions of the hillside and the fields where the grapes are ...

San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by fminonne

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... Siena, Florence, Bologna, and many other Italian cities used to be covered in towers, but then most of them were chopped off.  San Gimignano preserved something like 14 of them.  I'm hoping to get the chance to go again at the end of June, when ...

The Yellow Man and The Original Twin Towers, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

The Yellow Man and The Original Twin Towers

A travel blog entry by barbwengler

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... in time - the 1500's to be more precise.  It's as if nothing mattered before or after that.  San Gimignano is the "Little Manhattan" of Italy with about 14 of it's 60 medieval towers surviving.  Florence took over the town when the plague ...

San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by carnold

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... actual town of San Gimignano (which I'm going to refer to as G-Town from here on out since I'm tired out typing out San Gimignano.)  G-Town is another walled hill town known mainly for its distinct skyline due to its towers.  Though it ...

Visit to a Unesco listed town., San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Visit to a Unesco listed town.

A travel blog entry by yurgo56

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... paintings have sold for over $100,000. I believe there may be others in European galleries as well. He visited Europe and in particular San Gimignano in the 1950's and 1960's to paint and sketch. Well we came and had a look and feel glad that we did. It ...

San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by nutsjunior

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Day trip to San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Day trip to San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by calmtours

Drove in the direction of Siena and found San Gimignano on a hill top with lots of signs showing the way to what looked like a popular tourist destination. The Cole family from New Plymouth were planning a trip there and we had arranged to meet. It is a ...

Medieval Manhattan., San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Medieval Manhattan.

A travel blog entry by joeljenaturner

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... looks like its going to be a work in progress. Jena is not very impressed. And Joel's manliness may have cracked the thin ice. San Gimignano on the other hand is so cool. This ancient town is famously know as the medieval Manhattan, because it was a place ...

So Much Wine!, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

So Much Wine!

A travel blog entry by laven

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... the salad and cheese. The Chianti is a red wine famously produced in the Chianti region to which San Gimignano belongs. Luigi explained that since Italy was part of the European Union the way agriculture works has changed substantially since the days of ...

Tuscany, Umbria, Liguria, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Cinque Terra, Lucca, Italy travel blog

Tuscany, Umbria, Liguria

A travel blog entry by roman_around

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... . They seemed to grow from the rock, seamlessly with their crenulated castles and bell towers. We lunched in Siena and moved on to San Gimignano. We all would have liked to spend more time there as it was a fascinating little place with an amazing crop of ...

Dawn by the golden fields, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Dawn by the golden fields

A travel blog entry by infinity

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San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by oandb

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Rain, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Rain

A travel blog entry by colebonner

... wonderful weekend. On Saturday we took our first field trip down to southern tuscany and visited the ancient towns of Volterra and San Gimignano before coming back into the city's vicinity to visit La Casa de Machiavelli, where the author of the ...

Siesta hour in Siena, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Siesta hour in Siena

A travel blog entry by infinity

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        What is most memorable about Siena. What touched me? How would I describe Siena, a colourful medieval village hidden in the Tuscany fields of gold in Autumn?   At sunset, it was the silouette of the ...

I love Tuscany in the Fall, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

I love Tuscany in the Fall

A travel blog entry by tmcclurg

... The next day we took a train to Empoli, another train to Poggibonsi (I kept pronouning it Oingo Boingo to everyones annoyance), a bus to San Gimignano, and then a little city but to our campsite in Santa Lucia. It was a long travel day, and to top it all ...

Home of the Renaissance Men, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Home of the Renaissance Men

A travel blog entry by dig_swashb

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... -tile roofed houses on the hilltops.  In Poggibonsi, I still had to wait an hour for the connecting bus back to San Gimignano.  There were a couple girls backpacking there that came in by train but didn't realize that they don't sell tickets on ...

June 11, 2012, San Gimignano,  Italy travel blog

June 11, 2012

A travel blog entry by cam.srigley

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San "G" for Gelati

A travel blog entry by darrenhough74

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... narrow cobbled alleys which you could easily get lost amongst. It would be a superb place to play hide and seek as child. In Italy food and wine is never far from our thoughts and there were lots of little Deli's and wine caves to tend to those ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by dig_swashb

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... off for San Gimignano (this bus was much less crowded).  It was only 11 km, so we were there pretty quickly.  San Gimignano has a great setting: perched right atop the highest hill around, it has views of all the vineyards and farmlands in the ...

San Gimignano's excursion!, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano's excursion!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... and anxious to explore it! By reading a sign posted on the high stone fenced wall, I learned that this ancient town of San Gimignano was founded as a small village in the 3rd century BC, that it flourished until the 14th century and that it wasn't ...

San Gimignamo, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignamo

A travel blog entry by cheenosineurope

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... this morning. Poor timing again! Reached Poggibonsi in an hour, and after a coffee whilst waiting for the bus, arrived at San Gimignamo. Some label the town as the medieval Manhatten. Hopefully the photos explain why. We spent our time wandering the ...

Short stop, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Short stop

A travel blog entry by dragonrider

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... wanting to arrive too early as we couldn't check in to our apartment until lunchtime, we made a slight detour to the town of San Gimignano, one of the places Matt and I visited on our trip a couple of years ago. A small walled medieval hill town ...

Tuscany--Great Views, Great Wine, Great Time, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

Tuscany--Great Views, Great Wine, Great Time

A travel blog entry by karli

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... just wandering around and window shopping in the little village.  Wednesday, we decided to take a tour, which included a tour of San Gimignano and then a wine tasting at one of the local vineyards.  Our tour guide picked us up at the hotel ...

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