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Photo: Italian Vacation Destination Idea Tuscan Town

Set in the rolling Tuscan countryside, the historic town of San Gimignano is a popular and romantic Italian vacation destination. Featuring numerous towers, this pretty little town is often dubbed the Medieval Manhatten of Italy or the Tuscany.

San Gimignano is a small medieval walled town in the Siena Province, in Tuscany, which is a region in Italy. It is not very well known, but does hold a small place in Italy's cultural history.

The poet Folgore da San Gimignano was born there in 1270. He was known mostly for describing Italian hunting scenes and gives historians a glimpse into what life was like for someone living there during that time.

E.M.Forster fictionalized a version of San Gimignano in his novel 'Where Angels Fear to Tread'.

The towers were an inspiration for the University of Essex in England.

In the John Grisham novel 'The Broker' the main character takes his second wife on a vacation there for a month.

The film 'Tea with Mussolini' was partly filmed in San Gimignano.

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


Italian Vacation Destination Idea Tuscan Town

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Italian Vacation Destination Idea Tuscan Town
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Italian Vacation Destination Idea Tuscan Town
Set in the rolling Tuscan countryside, the historic town of San Gimignano is a popular and romantic Italian vacation destination. Featuring numerous towers, this pretty little town is often dubbed the Medieval Manhatten of Italy or the Tuscany.
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