San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy

Welcome to the town of San Gimignano in Tuscany! One of dozens of hilltop Tuscan towns that offer tourists a taste of Tuscany the way it used to be. Cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, and churches make up this charming town. San Gimignano is located about an hour drive from Florence and is worth a visit while you are in Tuscany if you can make it.
San Gimignano is famous for it’s towers. At it’s peak, San Gimignano had over 70 tower houses throughout the walled city, but today the number is about a dozen.
The main piazza of San Gimignano bustles with tourists and locals alike enjoying a cold beverage or gelato.
The towers of San Gimignano.
The stone houses have become even more beautiful with time.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Yours truly enjoying an ice cold prosecco and the warmth of the sun. I had not been to San Gimignano for about ten years prior to this visit but it still has the charm and peaceful serenity that I loved about it. This is a hilltop city that makes you appreciate Italy and it’s rich history. This entire region is beautiful and whether you are here for a day trip or staying at one of the nearby agriturismo farms you will fall in love with Tuscany and San Gimignano like I have.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Today locals still live inside the stone houses of the walled city.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
At the top of the mountain olive orchards still produce just as they have for a thousand years.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Rooftop chimneys give a great character to the houses.
The views from San Gimignano are spectacular. The surrounding countryside is miles and miles of grape vines and olive trees.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
In the large piazza sits an ancient well. In the old times this was a necessary source of water to the city residents. Now it provides a great place to sit and meet and enjoy the views.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano has many shops filled with meats, cheeses, and wines from the local area. Just walking into these stores you are met with the wonderful earthy smells of the meats and cheeses.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Chianti! This is wonderful Italian wine country.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Many homes adorn the crest of the family.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Many tourists visit San Gimignano on a daily basis but it never seems too crowded.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
The countryside around San Gimignano is rolling hills of vineyards and olive trees.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Public parking is available just outside of the city walls. There are also several very good restaurants located just outside the city walls as well.
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy
Ciao! Ciao!

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