Stylish San Gimignano
Known around Italy as the ‘City of Beautiful Towers’, this walled medieval town provides stunning views across the Tuscan countryside, various greens of trees and shrubs make a picture-perfect setting that could be painted a thousand times in various ways. The sun paints the towers in a golden tinge as it sets beyond the hills of Tuscany. Bathed in sunlight, the fields turn a shade of subtle golden yellow which mixes with the vibrant greens across the hills, making breath-taking views the biggest reality in this dreamy landscape. San Gimignano holidays are ideal for summer as well as winter, the snow-licked roof tops giving an authentic wintry look during those colder months.
Tuscany’s Town of Towers
Towers rise high into the sky, creating a dramatic skyline in the centre of Tuscany, perhaps Italy’s most beautiful province. The obvious historical value literally only scrapes the surface of this fantastic town, while Podesta’s Palace gives an insight into the town’s history as well as the cultural upbringing that has existed in the area for centuries. It may also be worth taking a trip to the Medieval Criminal and Torture Museum while you are on your holidays to San Gimignano, it would be a crime to miss it! Wherever you are in Italy it’s always common to sample the local wine as there is so much variance across the country in the types of wine produced, in this case it’s Vernaccia di San Gimignano. After a nice relaxing glass of the good stuff, why not head to Livorno? One-day cycling and walking tours are available, as well as being able to have a look around Santuario di Montenero, a hidden gem of a sanctuary which will amaze you while taking holidays in San Gimignano.