More photos in the vicinity:
San Gimignano - Piazza della Cisterna
San Gimignano Surroundings
San Gimignano - View over the village

These towers are what this village is famous for. They were called after the families they belonged to. The height of an individual tower showed how powerful and prosperous a family was (about 15 of the 72 towers are still intact).
San Gimignano - The town´s famous towers
Date: May 13, 2005
Longitude: 11° 2.49'
Latitude: 43° 27.88'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08