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The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy .

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The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy .<br />
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