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San Gimignano – The terrifying collection of the Medieval Criminal Museum

A visit to the most famous turreted city in the world cannot fail to include a stop at the San Gimignano Medieval Criminal Museum, a few steps from the characteristic Piazza della Cisterna, in the centre of town. Here can … Continue reading

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San Gimignano – the Town Hall – Torre Grossa

The town hall was built in the last decade of the thirteenth century; the first meeting of the council was held on the 23rd December 1288. Before then, the Podestà’s council had no fixed meeting place and either met in … Continue reading

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S. Gimignano – The New York of the Middle Ages

At a one hour drive from the Agriturismo I Pitti, second for tourists only to the two giants of Siena and Florence, S. Gimignano, a town built on an ancient Etruscan hill, reached the peak of its splendour between the … Continue reading

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