Spent the day walking around the beautiful ancient 'city of towers' San Gimignano. The highest tower was owned by the mayor (one year terms), it being ordained that no other citizen could build any tower higher than the mayor's. In this city of competition, one of the families decided that they would then build twin towers both of which would be just slightly lower than the mayoral tower: two showing they were definitely wealthy enough to build a higher tower had they been given permission.
There have been many stories of rivalry culminating in a beheading, family eviction, tower slicing and vindictive retribution. We will share today's photos with you: no meals bought (sorry lee) but a few little mementos purchased.