San Gimignano

San Gimignano

March 01, 2019

Early morning, we gathered in front of the hotel, met Rosa and away we went to San Gimignano. San Gimignano is a hill town in Tuscany, southwest of Florence. Encircled by 13th-century walls, its old town centers on Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square lined with medieval houses. 

  

The town of San Gimignano has many examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. As well as churches and medieval fortifications, there are examples of Romanesque secular and domestic architecture which may be distinguished from each other by their round and pointed arches, respectively. A particular feature which is typical of the region of Siena is that the arches of openings are depressed, with doorways often having a second low arch set beneath a semi-circular or pointed arch

 

 

 

We had a great time wandering through the streets of San Gimignano, enjoying the architecture and the delicious gelato.

 



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