Originally , in the 1300 , the towers were 72 -in a very small village think they were more towers than inhabitans!- but towers meant power at that time & so each noble family showed it through them.
Nowadays only 14 left but the atmosphere is like a diamond posed on a hill from which you could have a beautiful view . It is an UNESCO World Heritage as Siena.
San Gimignano was on the Francigena way & fot its location ( just on the top of a hill ) it was a strategical point located exaclty in the middle of the path between Pisa & Siena .
From this area comes the first Italian DOC wine denomination that is called “Vernaccia di San Gimignano “& in 1993 it became a DOCG.
Even saffron from San Gimignano is a very precious & top quality product of this area.
Let’s have a stroll with me there & my American clients tasting a great gelato from one of the best ice cream shop in town, of course!
No visit is completed , in my opinion , if there is no goodies to enjoy together!