Visit San Gimignano
San Gimignano San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the Elsa Valley with its towers. Once the seat of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena" the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it.

The 15 medieval towers (a reminder of the 72 towers that used to rise during the period of greatest splendor) announce from far away the town's magnificence.

The amazement continues after entering one of the town gates, that open in the double enclosed wall, and walking up the silent streets flanked with ancient buildings.The streets unexpectedly lead into three squares on the summit of the town, where the severe medieval buildings that surround them may be admired.





Agriturismo La Grotta di Montecchino
Via Grossetana, 87
Loc. S. Andrea a Montecchio
53010 - Siena
Toscana - Italy
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