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Driving between Lucca and San Quirico D’Orcia, we made a short stop at the much visited village of San Gimignano. We were lucky arriving before hoards of visitors and managed to have a quick look around and secure a table for lunch before numerous buses disgorged their passengers. This shot was taken in one of the beautiful medieval streets.

San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the surrounding buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley.

At the height of its glory, San Gimignano’s patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2769 W: 81 N: 6778] (30685)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 2:17
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