10San Gimignano

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Italy is just like a fairy tale and its villages looks like they came straight out of a storybook. Here are the most breathtaking, beautiful villages! Considered the jewel of one of the most iconic regions of Italy, this quaint village is located in Tuscany and boast of towers that date back to the 13th century and filled with narrow streets. It boasts of beautiful sunsets and is also popular for its home-made pastas tourists keep coming back for, especially during summers. Surrounded by vineyards and cypresses, the small town of San Gimignano (Italy), has become on its own merits an essential stop on a route through the Italian region of Tuscany, not in vain, San Gimignano was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1990. The 13 tall medieval towers that are preserved, came to have 72, are his hallmark and have earned him the nickname of “Tuscany Tuscany”, and that is that being on top of a hill, its skyline is visible from far away. Although it was founded by the Etruscans in Sg. III B.C., it was not until Sg. X when it took its current name from Bishop San Geminiano. Its maximum splendor was reached during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, being one of the main stops on the one known as the Via Francigena, which attracted merchants and artists from all over Europe who left their mark on the city. Unfortunately a plague outbreak in 1348 sank the city and marked its decline, becoming dependent on Florence. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

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