Favorite thing: You cannot drive into San Gimignano so there are car parks outside the city walls further down the hill and you can catch the little shuttle bus.
Favorite thing: Entire town of San Gimignano and all the things you can find inside are patrimony of the world, protected by UNESCO as the World Heritage.
Favorite thing: San Gimignano lies on a hill and is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. From the Rocca you have the best view over the valley and green hills.
Favorite thing: There are many arches, tunnels, secret passages and obscure mysterious places in San Gimignano. But you won't be lost! But you might bump onto all kinds of things, though... :)
Favorite thing: San Gimignano's main square is very lovely in the evening with all the lights, it is nice even just to sit around and watch the people passing by. The medieval spirit adds to the charm of the place.
Favorite thing: The right tower belongs to the Palazzo Vecchio del Podesta, built in 1239. It is known as the oldest of the 14 towers.
Via San Giovanni is lined with shops selling local goods.
Together with Via San Matteo it retains its medieval feel.
Fondest memory: While travelling, I love observing the locals and taking photos of 'real' people. Here are some local men in Tuscany.
Fondest memory: In the forground, some clasic Tuscan roof tiles. In the background, the undulating Tuscan countryside. Very nice. I must return later in life.
Fondest memory: No TV here. I think the social structure of society in rural Italy is great, the way the men stick together playing cards and backgammon and sharing drinks.
Fondest memory: These women know how to behave. While the men folk are down the pub they stay at home together to do communal knitting.