Located southwest of Firenze in Tuscany,
San Gimignano is known as the city of towers. From a distance, the city's
towers dominate the Val d'Elsa, a lush landscape of wheat fields, olive
groves and vineyards. The towers, symbols of the power and wealth of the
city's medieval families, once numbered as many as 72. Today, only 13
remain, but the city still carries the name San Gimignano delle Belle
Torri (of the Fine Towers).
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