Monday, June 15, 2009

San Gimignano

San Gimignano was our fourth stop on our tour of Italy (1st - Pisa, 2nd - Cinque Terre, 3rd - Florence). It is a beautiful Tuscan hill town with 14 of its original 70 towers still standing. We enjoyed walking through the winding cobblestoned streets, eating gelato at the town well, picnicking outside the city walls, and popping in and out of the little shops.The views of the Tuscan countryside are breathtaking from the town and we couldn't stop taking pictures.At the top of the town there is a nice park with olive trees, roses, and a few grapes vines. We took a break from site seeing to enjoy a tasting of the local Vernaccia wines.We even got to enjoy the a beautiful sunset from the park at the top of the hill town.

More photos from the beautiful town can be found here.