Tuscany: Towers of San Gimignano
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More photos in the vicinity:
San Gimignano - View over the village
San Gimignano Surroundings
San Gimignano - Piazza della Cisterna
|During medieval times 72 towers existed, nowadays only 15 of them have remained, one of them being open to the public. In the late middle ages San Gimignano was one of Tuscany's most important trading centers, bringing wealth to the inhabitants.
Date: May 13, 2005
Longitude: 11° 2.58'
Latitude: 43° 28.06'
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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