Tuscany: San Gimignano - View over the village
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More photos in the vicinity:
Towers of San Gimignano
San Gimignano Surroundings
San Gimignano - Piazza della Cisterna
|The medieval town of San Gimignano is located on a hill, 56 km south of Florence. Though the city is Etruscan in origin, its rise began towards the end of the 9th century, when the Bishop of Volterra gave it permission to hold a weekly market.
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