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San Gimignano

We revisited the town and what a surprise - it looks no different than it did several years ago. We climbed the Torre Grossa, 214 steps up the tallest tower and were rewarded with a great view in all directions.
Tuscany

May 21st 2017
Geo: 43.3185, 11.3317Walked around on Saturday seeing the sights. Elena and Valerio headed off to their second home in Livorno and left their place to us.Full-day Tuscan trip on Sunday. First San Gimignano, then the village fort of Monterigginio and then Siena. Plus a stop at a Chianti vineyard on the way home, which wasn't until after 8pm. ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Siena

Italian Flag 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
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