San Giminiano

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    San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town.

    San Gimignano was founded as a small village in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans. Historical records begin in the 10th century, when it adopted the name of the bishop Saint Geminianus, who had defended it from Attila's Huns.

    From wikipedia

    San Gimignano és una petita vila emmurallada d'origen medieval, erigida dalt d'un turó de la Toscana, a Itàlia, al nord-oest de Siena i al sud-oest de Florència. És famosa per la seva arquitectura medieval i, especialment, les seves torres, que es poden veure de lluny estant. El centre històric ha estat declarat Patrimoni de la Humanitat per la UNESCO l'any 1990.

    San Gimignano fou fundat pels etruscs al segle III aC. Està documentada des del segle X, en què va adoptar el nom del bisbe Geminià, que havia defensat la vila dels huns d'Àtila.

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    1. df.medrano 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing the info! I've added it to the looooooong list of places I want to visit (I've never been to Europe)

    2. photofriend25 76 months ago | reply

      This is really magnificent! Love the history too..nice work my friend! Now for that passport I need. :)

    3. coloreda24 76 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot.

    4. fulham phil 76 months ago | reply

      It is a really impressive view as you drive up to the town, very nicely captured.

    5. alike step [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      linda

    6. maximlop 74 months ago | reply

      Preciosa toma..!!

    7. doris.peterson 72 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, looks like a fairytale!

    8. caminanteK 70 months ago | reply

      Sencillamente maravillosa.

      Saludos

    9. Ole.dk 65 months ago | reply

      Nice pic. Well done.

    10. Natalia Ancora Photography 62 months ago | reply

      wow.. what a beautiful place! great composition :)

    11. Mei Man Ren Sheng 56 months ago | reply

      Great picture! Thanks for sharing your photo under the creative commons license. I am going to use it on my websites with attribution: www.meimanrensheng.com and www.livingalifeincolour.com -both blogs about Italian food in Chinese and English.

    12. receptive swim [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Magnifica!

    13. doris.peterson 46 months ago | reply

      Wonderful atmosphere

    14. alainroyparis 44 months ago | reply

      Joli panorama.
      Très belle réalisation.

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