San Gimignano At Night

San Gimignano in Tuscany is without doubt a special place. An inviting place. Especially at night, with its mustard-coloured stone bathed in warm, artificial light.

IMG_2278IMG_2293IMG_2286Back in medieval Italy, the biggest (literally) status symbol going was… a tower! If you didn’t have a tower, you were looked down upon (I’m enjoying this) by your neighbours. It was the fashionable, must-have addition to any up-and-coming house.

IMG_2277IMG_2292IMG_2284IMG_2291But like all crazes, the tower-fad passed. And sadly, very few of them survive today. Except in San Gimignano.

IMG_2287IMG_2276IMG_2281This tiny walled city atop a hill is still graced by 14 towers of varying heights. It’s quite a sight to see. I can only image what it was like during its medieval heyday, when as many as 72 towers jostled for a piece of its skyline.

IMG_2295IMG_2296This post was inspired by the themes Inviting from Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?), Nighttime from Ben (of the Daily Post), and Mustard from Jennifer (of Jennifer Nichole Wells).

The most inviting place in San Gimignano?...  A restaurant that offers you wine in the street while you wait for a table.

The most inviting place in San Gimignano?…
A restaurant that offers you wine in the street while you wait for a table.

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27 Responses to San Gimignano At Night

  1. Amy says:

    What a amazing series of San Gimignano at night! I like the last one especially!

  2. Wow you’ve captured a completely different atmosphere of this lovely town without the normal day time crowds!

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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    Some great shots. It really is a special place.

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  6. Tidlidim says:

    Looks beautiful ! Putting it on my list of places to visit 🙂

  7. jpeggytaylor says:

    Wonderful photographs! It looks a beautiful place. I am trying to imagine 72 medieval towers! … 72 stone-built high-rise must have been a sight to see 🙂

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  10. So gorgeous. I will have to visit this location whenever I’m able to get back to Italy again. Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. kelihasablog says:

    Stunning shots! Looks like a beautiful place to visit or live…. I’m envious! 😀

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  13. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Good photographs. Brings back memories of many trips to Tuscany. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (give it a spin)

  14. ventisqueras says:

    immagini straordinarie e molto suggestive, mi è iaciuta moltissimo quella della porta San Giovanni! e poi la luna, va beh fraceva capolino danne nuvole, ma è stat ugualmente fantastica!
    Sono felice che apprezziate molte parti italiane che molto amo1

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