San Gimignano in the Italian Tuscan Hills, is known as the city of towers. Something that should not surprise us from a city that has been recognized by UNESCO for being a medieval city.
Traveling through unknown places could be a great challenge. Every city, large or small, can quickly become a great maze if we do not identify points of reference that helps locate ourselves on the route. For example, a city like Siena, in the Tuscany region, can create some anxiety. Continue reading “Deciphering Labyrinths in Siena”
It is said that the Tuscan city of Siena (or Sienna) was founded by the “Saina” tribe of the Etruscans sometime between 900 and 400 BC. C. It is between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries that the golden age of Siena occurs, the culminating point of medieval times. Reason why it is recognized as the “ideal medieval city” by UNESCO. Continue reading “Piazza del Campo – Siena”
Having visited the leaning towers of “Asinelli” and “Garisenda” in Bologna, we soon stepped on another city with leaning towers, Pisa. Known worldwide for having the greatest inclination, the bell tower of the “Duomo di Pisa” is also the most recognized monument in the city. Continue reading “Another city with a leaning tower; Pisa”
Siena is one of the beautiful cities that we can find in Tuscany, a region of central Italy surrounded by the main mountain ranges, with fertile hills and plains. The city of Siena is known for its medieval center and for the “Palio”, a very famous horse race that they celebrate twice a year. Continue reading “The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Santa Maria, Siena”
High on a hill along the old pilgrimage route of “Via Francigena” in Tuscany, we find the “City of Fine Towers”, San Gimignano. The name of the city arises in honor of “San Geminiano”. Continue reading “San Gimignano, Italy”