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.
Back 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.
This 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.
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