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San Gimignano

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  • Day8

    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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  • Day8

    Kacskaringos szerpentineken...

    July 13, 2017 in Italy

    Kicsit kezdünk elfáradni a nagy szabadságban uh mára csak San Gimignanot terveztük, utána egy kis medencezessel.
    Megint meg kellett állnunk fényképezni (meg modellkedni, lassan belejovok! :P Ja, nem:))), mert egyszeruen lenyűgöző a látvány!

  • Day12

    San Gimignano (I)

    September 14 in Italy

    San Gimignano ist eine italienische Hügelstadt in der Toskana, südwestlich von Florenz. Sie ist von Mauern aus dem 13. Jahrhundert umgeben. Im Zentrum der Altstadt befindet sich die Piazza della Cisterna, ein dreieckiger Platz, der von mittelalterlichen Häusern gesäumt ist. Die Skyline der Stadt wird durch mittelalterliche Türme geprägt, darunter der Steinturm Torre Grossa.

  • Day12

    Eis vom Weltmeister (III)

    September 14 in Italy

    Wenn Sie gerne das beste Eis der Welt probieren möchten, dann werden Sie sich eine Luxusvilla in San Gimignano buchen müssen. Die 'Gelateria Dondoli' oder auch 'Gelateria di Piazza' liegt auf dem Piazza della Cisterna, ist in der ganzen Welt bekannt und wurde schon von zahlreichen Prominenten besucht. Die Gelateria hat bereits unzählige Preise gewonnen, Geschmackskombinationen entwickelt, die Gourmet-Liebhaber regelmäßig in diesen Ort ziehen und wurde bereits zwei Mal zum Weltmeister gekürt. Das ist unumstritten die beste Eisdiele der ganzen Welt und besonders für ein Land, das für Eis bekannt ist, ist das ein großes Lob.Read more

  • Day30

    San Gimignano (IT)

    August 6, 2017 in Italy

    Back on the bike again today after being spoilt rotten by Morris & Jenny in Lucca. Going to miss the company, good food, cold beers, and most definitely the swimming pool !

    Set off fairly earlier and headed towards the heart of Tuscany.  Undulating route today with a few climbs of around 10° that tested the legs. By 2pm the heat really begins to take it's toll.

  • Day35

    San Gimigliano

    September 30, 2017 in Italy

    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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  • Day341

    Day 342: San Gimignano

    January 22 in Italy

    Time to head out of the city and start exploring Tuscany! Left the apartment quite early, walked over to the station and caught the shuttle bus to the airport, a short 20 minute ride. We're in the habit of arriving our car hires from the local airport rather than in town because generally the rates and availability is much better - it's more expensive for companies to keep much stock in the city carparks than at the airport.

    Everything went smoothly with the pickup (I was mildly concerned because the T&Cs stated I needed an International Driver's Permit and mine had expired, though it had never been looked at once in the past 12 months). Our car this time is a Renault Megane Estate - basically a small station wagon. Not the best car for small Italian roads, but I'll manage! Quite nice inside with lots of good features.

    We hit the freeway and headed east towards the small town of San Gimignano, today's world heritage site. This is a typical Tuscan hilltop town, still built from stone and surrounded by walls. We were basically the only people in an enormous carpark on arrival, which boded well - apparently these small Tuscan towns are absolute bedlam for 6 months of the year.

    The main distinguishing feature of San Gimignano are the tower houses, built in the 14th and 15th centuries by competing noble families. Some of them reach up to 70 metres high which is absolutely incredible, and apparently at one point there was around 70 of the tower houses! It's not a particularly big town either, so it must have looked like a medieval Manhattan or something back in the day.

    We wandered the streets and then I decided to climb the Torre Grand, or the large tower, attached to the town hall. It's now the tallest tower in town, as it was eventually decreed that nobody could build a house taller than the town hall tower. Fantastic views in every direction from the top, completely unimpeded by other towers. Just a shame that there's only 12 of the towers left these days!

    Descended back down and wandered the last few streets of the town, filming as we went. In the end it was pretty quick, as although it was a really nice town there genuinely wasn't that much to see. 90% of the shops and restaurants were closed due to the off-season, so it was mainly just a locals enjoying their town along with a handful of tourists. Quite nice really. We had a good little lunch too in a cafe; I had a lasagne and Shandos a pasta dish.

    Exhausted with the possibilities of the small town, we hopped back in the car and headed for our accommodation for the night - a hotel this time! It's about halfway between San Gimignano and the large town of Siena where we'll visit tomorrow. Checked in to our room (very large and a definite bargain due to the season), relaxed for a couple of hours then headed for dinner at the hotel restaurant.

    It's a large, campus-style hotel and the restaurant was a few minutes walk away by the large pool, though it's obviously still far too cold for swimming! It felt for quite a while like we were the only guests at the hotel, but over the next hour a few others trickled in. We had a fantastic dinner - a large shared plate of appetisers including cured meats, beef tartare, local pecorino, bruschetta and olives, and for mains Shandos had a tagliatelle with rabbit ragout while I had ravioli with pork cheek and truffle. Delicious, though we spent a bit more than intended! At least the room was cheap.
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  • Day8

    San gimignano

    August 27, 2015 in Italy

    A mai nap tervek szerint alakul 😀 leszámítva hogy hajnali 4 kor felkeltem és ahogy csetlettem botlottam a szobában Eriket is felkeltettem. 6kor sikerült csak visszaaludni. Szóval reggeli, pakolás és irány San Gimignano. Nem bántuk meg, csodás élmény volt. Tavaly csak kocsiból tudtuk megnézni, idén bebóklásztuk. Egy kávé a főtéren aztán irány tovább Ferrarába mert a 36 fok az nyaraláskor is nagyon meleg 😳Read more

  • Day30

    First Bus tour

    June 18, 2015 in Italy

    (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

  • Day39

    San Gimignano

    September 3, 2016 in Italy

    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.

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