The famous towers of San Gimignano can be admired from the surrounding Tuscan hills. Walking into the enclosed 13th-century walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is like walking back into the Middle Ages and getting a taste of what the village was like over 700 years ago.
San Gimignano is filled with all kinds of artisan shops selling fine leather goods, local delicacies, speciality cheeses and local wines. The white Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a must accompanied by a selection of cheese drizzled in honey and walnuts.
In the central Piazza della Cisterna you will find one of the best artisan gelato parlours in all of Italy, the Award-winning Gelateria Dondoli. If truth be told, all the ice cream shops in San Gimignano make delicious gelato. I know, I tried them all. There are also restaurants with incredible views of the surrounding countryside and boutique hotels, so next time you are making your way from Firenze to Siena, or the other way around, make sure to visit San Gimignano. It’s definitely worth a visit, but until then I hope you enjoy some of my photographs!
Love and Light,