Tuscany: San Gimignano - The town´s famous towers
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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).
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