SAN GIMIGNANO, SIENA, TUSCANY
The medieval town of San Gimignano sits on top of a hill overlooking the Elsa Valley. It is 26 miles NW of Siena and 32 miles SW of Florence. It was founded by the Etruscans and is known as the “Manhattan” of Italy because of the towers in the historic center. The towers were built by the wealthy aristrocrats and the wealthier you were the higher the tower. San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.