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Photo: Historic Town Of San Gimignano Siena Tuscany Italy

The unmistakable skyline of the historic town of San Gimignano in Siena, Tuscany, Italy at dusk. Known for its dominating towers San Gimignano is sometimes nicknamed the Medieval Manhatten.

The medieval towers of San Gimignano can be seen in the background, as they are lit up when dusk falls on the town.

The pretty historic town of San Gimignano was founded in the third century BC by the Etruscan people. This is a name given to the people of ancient Italy and Corsica due to their culture and way of life. However, historical records of the town only date from the 10th Century.

When Catholic pilgrims made the treck to Rome and the Vatican in the Middle Ages, they often stopped of at San Gimignano along the way. This allowed the town to prosper until around 1348 when the plague swept through and wiped out most of its population.

Today it is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts tourists mostly for its architecture and historic qualities. ... continue below the picture...


Historic Town Of San Gimignano Siena Tuscany Italy

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Historic Town Of San Gimignano Siena Tuscany Italy
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dusk in the province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

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Skyline of the historic Town of San Gimignano at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Europe.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 13/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.

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Historic Town Of San Gimignano Siena Tuscany Italy
The unmistakable skyline of the historic town of San Gimignano in Siena, Tuscany, Italy at dusk. Known for its dominating towers San Gimignano is sometimes nicknamed the Medieval Manhatten.
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