Photographer's Note

San Gimignano: a place to sit and stare at the surroundings and appreciate 100s of years of history.

Renowned for its 13 towers that dominate its skyline.
The towers were built by noble families in the 12th and 13th centuries, when the town's position - on the main pilgrim route from northern Europe to Rome - brought it great prosperity.

The plague of 1348, and the diversion of the pilgrim route, led to its decline as well as its preservation.

Today only one of its towers is open to the public.
And no, we didn't have time to go up.

Two more shots in the workshop.
Thanks for looking.

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Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1425 W: 0 N: 4763] (18369)
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