is famous for its Tuscan tower houses. These were a
common sight in Tuscan towns during the late middle ages but most
city rulers ordered them to be torn down as a measure to reduce
intramural discord. There are still one or two in
and elsewhere, but San Gimignano has the largest number remaining. San Gimignano
also has a wonderfully frescoed Collegiate Church (Duomo)
and a great deal of other admirable architecture. Tourist crowds
can sometimes be tiresome in San Gimignano but there is much to be seen here.
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famous city of towers, San Gimignano, Italy.