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Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Wanderer7
N 43° 28.050 E 011° 02.300
32T E 664877 N 4814750
Quick Description: The City of Towers in Tuscany.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/16/2005 11:29:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM2QG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 69

Long Description:
'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.
Type: Site

Reference number: 550

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