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San Gimignano - Piazza Del Duomo

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 kilometers outside the town.

 

Piazza del Duomo, is the heart of San Gimignano and its monumental center, is sure one of the more beautiful small squares of Italy. Here face many interesting palaces (palazzo del Podestà, palazzo del Popolo, the Cathedral, the Loggia) and various medieval towers (Rognosa tower, Chigi tower, Grossa tower, the two Salvucci towers) that gives to the city the aspect of a medieval New York.

 

The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.

 

Town declared by UNESCO to be part of the World's Architectural Heritage.

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Taken on July 2, 2009