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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where our stunning imagery will transport you to the heart of San Gimignano, allowing you to experience the irresistible allure and undeniable charm of this captivating destination: – San Gimignano is a small town in Tuscany, Italy, that is famous for its medieval towers and architecture. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination. Here is a brief introduction to San Gimignano. It was founded by the Etruscans and later named after a bishop who saved it from the Huns. It became an independent republic in the Middle Ages and prospered from trade and agriculture. It also developed a distinctive urban style, with many noble families building tall towers to show their wealth and power. At its peak, there were 72 towers in the town, but only 14 remain today. San Gimignano has many cultural and artistic treasures, such as the Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church, and the Church of Sant’Agostino. These buildings contain frescoes by famous painters such as Benozzo Gozzoli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and Filippino Lippi. The town also produces saffron, cheese, ham, and wine, especially the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a white wine made from a local grape variety. San Gimignano is a charming and picturesque town that preserves its historical identity and beauty. It offers a unique experience to visitors who want to explore its ancient streets, admire its towers, and enjoy its local products.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Viale Roma to Via Degli Innocenti
Approximately 0.88 km 0.55 – miles

The walk starts in Viale Roma – Piazzale Montemaggio – Porta San Giovanni, Viale Roma – Via S. Giovanni – Via Palestro – Via Degli Innocenti

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via S. Stefano – Basilica S. Maria Assunta, Piazza Pecori
Approximately 0.32 km – 0.20 miles

The walk starts in Via S. Stefano – Via del Castello – Piazza Della Cisterna – Piazza del Duomo – Piazza Pecori – Basilica S. Maria Assunta, Piazza Pecori