Back to San Gimignano

img_1674Our first holiday together took us to this wonderful Tuscan town 23 years ago. We had just met a month previously, both had annual leave outstanding and wanted to see a bit of Italy. So – put simply – it was a holiday that changed our lives.

We were engaged three months later and married two months after that.

So it was great to return to the “Town of  Fine Towers”. At sunset we re-climbed the largest remaining tower; Torre Grossa. But how wonderful that San G (as it’s known here) has preserved 14 of the towers when most other Tuscan towns have lost theirs due to wars, catastrophes and urban renewal.

It was a fantastic view from the top and seemed a great place to end our travels before a Christmas week in Bologna.

And who knows, maybe we can return here and climb the tower for a third time in another 23 years!


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