Nestled in the Sienese hills of Val d’Elsa in the province of Siena is San Gimignano, a small perched village surrounded by medieval walls. San Gimignano dates back to the 1200 Etruscan city.
Its beautiful historic center, with its characteristic medieval architecture, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 14th century atmosphere and architecture have remained intact and authentic.
There were 70 towers built by the noblest families to demonstrate their wealth.
In the surrounding hills the Vernaccia di San Gimignano is produced, an ancient wine mentioned in the divine comedy, appreciated all over the world