Italy – Day 8

On Day 8 we went to San Gimignano, a small hill town in Tuscany. The town is famous for its medieval architecture and towers. In the 12th century, the city had over seventy towers – built by wealthy families to show off their wealth and power. Fourteen towers remain today.

We drove to San Gimignano on back roads that wound through the countryside. We stopped a few times to snap some photos of this very charming area.

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As we approached San Gimignano we could see the old towers and the city walls.

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It was amazing to me that people live in these buildings that are thousands of years old! In my hometown (in Connecticut) there are houses that are from the 1600’s and I used to think that was old!

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