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Etruscan Museum

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

San Gimignano is located in Italy in the region of Tuscany and since 1990 is considered by UNESCO as cultural heritage of mankind. San Gimignano is a small walled village of medieval origin, erected atop the hills of Tuscany. This town is famous mainly for its medieval architecture especially its towers. In the Tuscan medieval walled villages, wealthy families vied with each other with the erection of towers among highest, symbolized wealth and more power, at the same time the towers served as hostels, strengths and clear, symbols of prestige. San Gimignano has managed to retain about 15 of its towers of different heights. Since San Gimignano sits atop a hill, from the village skyline several miles away, you can see very well so that the views of the Tuscan region are lovely. In medieval times and the Renaissance it was a point of pause in the March of pilgrimages to Rome and the Vatican.

The modern town extends today some kilometers outside the wall. The most famous monuments of the city are the Cathedral, the Museum of torture of mediaeval Criminology, the Church of San Agostino, the Palace of the people, the Museum of sacred art, the Etruscan Museum, Piazze della Cisterna and the Torre Grossa. San Gimignano is located about 35 minutes by car to the Northwest of the city of Siena and close to the same distance southwest of the city of Florence. San Gimignano is not only famous for its monuments and for its history but also for its beauty. Anchin will undoubtedly add to your understanding. Due to its wonderful landscape of San Gimignano is an ideal place for a holiday. The Torre Prima cottage is situated on a hill opposite San Gimignano and offers a wonderful view of the city and the towers. The villa is divided into apartments of various dimensions and different structures and guarantees to its guests a pleasant stay in the midst of nature.

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