Off to San Gimignano & 18 Weeks Prego! October 25th 2007 The sun is out! And so are the Rixes! Today we are headed for San Gimignano via Chianti. This drive should probably only take 45 minutes, but when the views are this spectacular, it takes about 90. More gorgeous vineyards, olive groves and farmhouses the whole way there.
San Gim (as we affectionately now refer to it) is well-known for it's thirteen torri (towers) and unique architecture. T ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » San Gimignano Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more