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Piazza della Cisterna

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  • Day14

    Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano

    December 5, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    As I was awake early this morning I ventured out in the 1 degree temperature to photograph the sunrise. Even though my fingers were frozen and the air was chilly it was worth it to see the glorious colours as the sun rose over the horizon. What a way to start the day.

    With today being one of our coldest days so far we took our time this morning before venturing out. Brad had discovered when he went out to get coffees and breakfast that there were markets set up in the piazzas so we wondered up for a look and did a bit of grocery shopping while we were there. It is fun being amongst the locals.Read more

  • Day4

    Die Stadt der Türme

    April 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Trotz leichtem Regen erlagen wir der Schönheit der mittelalterlichen Kleinstadt, San Gimignano.

    Hügel für Hügel erklommen wir die Stadt und machten uns auf diese von allen Seiten zu erkundigen. Die kleinen Gassen luden zum Verweilen ein und auch der Regen ließ bald nach...

  • Day4

    Torre Grossa und Game of Thrones

    April 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Da uns die Hügel noch nicht hoch genug waren müssten wir noch auf den Hauptturm der Stadt, dem Torre Grossa.

    1310 erbaut überlebte der Turm so manche Belagerung und so manchen Krieg... Das "Leben" des Turms und somit der Stadt würde eindrucksvoll in einem Film, welcher in der Mitte des Turmaufgangs hing, im Stil des Game of Thrones Trailers gezeigt.

    Der Aufstieg über die 218 Stufen wurde durch eine wunderbare Sicht über die Stadt belohnt.
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  • Day8

    San Gimignano,a kozepkori Manhattan

    July 13, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Na szóval irány San Gimignano, ami eddig nekem sosem okozott csalódást, Marcinak is beharangoztam, hogy csúcs lesz. Ma itt is piac van, gondoltuk, megnézzük a véget, 12h-re érkeztünk. Az őrület már ekkor elkezdődött, eszméletlen sok autó, hely meg nem nagyon, végül a negyedik parkolóban találtunk helyet, mindezt dogmelegben- M kezdte is elveszteni a türelmet. Sikerült jó messze megállni, caplatni kellett felfele az emelkedőn a 100 fokban, míg végül elértük az óvárosi részt. (Ha eddig nem lett volna egyértelmű: Toscana megnezesere nem célszerű a július hónapot valasztani.:)))

    Óváros meg mindig gyönyörűség, 52 torony agaskodik mindenfele, tényleg olyan mint egy középkori Manhattan felhokarcolokkal. Ami rögtön feltunt, hogy tele van magyarral,nem is értem, mintha ket busznyi magyart egyszerre kipattintottak volna San Gimignano közepén. Korbeneztunk a piacon, egy két apróság beszerezese után nyomtunk egy fagyit a Piazza della Cisternan (a világ egyik legjobb fagyizojaban), ami az óváros közepén elhelyezkedő haromszog alakú tér, közepén egy kúttal (innen kapta a nevet). Tomeg, tömeg, tömeg...
    Majd ebéd egy ristoranteban (semmi extra, sőt, Marci pizzaja kifejezetten csapnivaló volt), ujabb barangolás és a Piazza del Duomon (ahonnan vegre elmennek közben az arusok) a Dóm (Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta) felfedezese. Kivulrol nagyon nagyon puritán (nekem mondjuk bejön), belül viszont ugyanolyan díszes mint a sienai, ketoldalt olyan mint egy képeskönyv, egyik oldalon az otestamentum, másik oldalon az ujtestamentum kepeivel, és persze körbe körbe az elmaradhatatlan fekete- fehér csikokkal. A tető pedig gyönyörű kék "eg" arany csillagokkal. Nem győztünk bámészkodni, ráadásul az sem utolsó szempont, h jó hűvös van benn. (Egyedül ami nem tetszett, h 4 eurót kellett fizetni belepodij gyanant, amit egy templom esetében nem érzek jogosonak, de nyilván a a városnak ez is egy marha fontos bevételi forrás).

    Templomozas után meg kiultunk egy teraszra mert feltetlen meg kellett kóstolnunk San Gimignano feherborát, a Vernacciat (annyira szerintem nem
    különleges, én egy idő után froccsnek ittam :))), illetve magunkhoz vettük a jól megérdemelt kávét. :)

    Ezután úgy döntöttünk, hogy amit kellett, láttunk a varosbol (meg egy gyors kilátás nézés), és hívogat minket a gyönyörű szallasunk medence partja, és meg csobbanunk egyet vacsi előtt.
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  • Day35

    San Gimigliano

    September 30, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    The kids were keen to "not have a long day" so we had a leisurely start to the morning (ie: stayed in bed 'til late), and then 25 minutes over to the other hilltop village we can see from our place, San Gimigliano.

    There were two gelati shops - one selling the "best ice cream in the world" - we went there - shorter line. The other was the "World Champion Ice Cream Maker for several years in a row" - ridiculously long queues. It was the best gelati we have had during all our extensive testing over the last few weeks ;-)

    It was adorable! Lunch, some photos of "our house" across the valley and a short drive home - all happy!
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  • Day30

    First Bus tour

    June 18, 2015 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    (San Gimignano, Chianti, Siena & Monteriggione)
    We took a bus tour on Thursday and it took us to the aforementioned 4 places. San Gimignano was a quaint medieval town. We had a wine tasting in Chianti (of course) along with a delicious lunch. Then we went to Siena which I've always wanted to go to...I'd call it the city of churches as there were at least 20 there haha...also a really cool piazza (square) where they have a horse race twice a year. the last place we went, monteriggione was a tiny place of only 42 residents built on a huge fortress. It was a beautiful tour with lots to take pictures of!Read more

  • Day27

    San Gimignano - Day Tour from Florence

    September 25, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Thankfully the last stop for the day was San Gimignano and what a great last stop. It helped alleviate the disappointment from the wine tasting.

    San Gimignano was amazing, and we wished we had longer to stay there. Situated on a hill in Tuscany, it is encircled by 13th century walls and known as the Town of Fine towers due to the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

    In the 3rd century BC a small Etruscan village stood on the site of San Gimignano and its history starts from there. Between 1199 and into the 1300s the peace of the town was disturbed for the next two centuries by conflict between the Guelphs ad the Ghibellines, the family rivalries within San Gimignano. This resulted in competing families building tower houses of increasingly higher and higher heights, in an effort to outdo each other. Towards the end of the Medieval period, there were 72 tower houses, up to 70 meters high.

    While in other cities, most or all of their towers have been brought down by wars, catastrophes or urban renewal, San Gimignano has managed to conserve fourteen towers of varying heights, for which it is known internationally.

    We were told by our guide to make sure we tried the gelato here as it is the world’s best gelato. And she wasn’t lying! In actual fact Gelateria Dondoli is the home of the world champion, master gelato maker, Sergio. There are in fact many competitions for gelato making - go figure. Sergio is famous for his unique and unusual flavour combinations and with this in mind, we headed to the ice cream shop to try this famous gelato. What we did not realise is that there was more than one ice cream shop in the piazza and we could not remember the name of the one we were meant to visit. Thankfully there was a sign saying world’s best ice cream so in we went and ordered from there. It was delicious but it wasn’t until we had finished our gelatos that we realised we had bought them from the wrong shop. Dondoli’s is known for its world-famous gelato, whereas where we bought ours from was known for its ice cream. And yes, there is a difference. It just means we will have to return to try the world-famous gelato next time.

    Overall it was a great day seeing new places that we would not have seen otherwise but we were slightly disappointed with the time we had at each place, the arranged tours and the wine tasting were a huge disappointment. We did however love the towns we visited and can’t wait to visit them again to explore more. Italy has made its way into my heart.
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  • Day13

    San Gimignano

    March 17, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Les paysages toscans commencent tout doucement à se révéler. Nous traversons les domaines des vins les plus réputés jusqu'au point d'orgue de la journée : San Gimignano. Heureusement que nous avons prévu de faire la toscane en deux passes, l'ouest et le sud en descendant, parce qu'au rythme d'une merveille par jour nous n'avons pas le temps de souffler!Read more

  • Day39

    San Gimignano

    September 3, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Another day in stunning Tuscany. The sights just don't stop to amaze us. And the views... San Gimignano is a unique medival town you spot from miles away as It has this special towery city skyline. It is very beautiful inside too. With narrow streets shops and markets. Belissimo.

  • Day3

    San Gimignano

    August 14, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture.

    PANFORTE is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts, and resembles fruitcake or Lebkuchen.

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