World Heritage Sites - San Gimignano - Pictures, Images & Photos - { 136 images } Created 12 Oct 2011

Pictures of San Gimignano Unesco World Heritage Site Italy. Photos & Images the towers of San Gimignano. See & buy San Gimignano stock photos or San Gimignano photo art prints & cards. San Gimignano delle belle Torri' is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art.
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