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2011
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Memories of Tuscany: San Gimignano and its towers

Memories of Tuscany: San Gimignano and its towers
Memories of Tuscany: San Gimignano and its towers

Our first full day trip out here in Tuscany was to San Gimignano and Volterra. San Gimignano is famed for its high narrow towers, some show here. This is a beautiful hilltop town but unfortunately I never got the chance to capture it from low down nor far away, showing the classic view.

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"San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other 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. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time" - www.discovertuscany.com/san-gimignano

Annalia S., Philippe, Peter_Private_Box, Jörg and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
 Xata
Xata club
Ah.... I remember... for me 25 years ago!
4 months ago.
 Biobauer
Biobauer club
Mir geht es genauso, nur das ich den Ort nie von dichtem sah! Ich war mit einer Gruppe von Biobauern auf dem Weingut gegenüber zu Gast und unser Zeitplan ließ einen Besuch der Turmstadt nicht zu.

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4 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Biobauer club
Oh such a pity that you never got to walk around this wonderful place Jens. I have more photos from up here to post, including a possible look at your visited vineyards too. Thanks for visiting here with me.

Viele Grüße, Herbert
4 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Well composed Herb; can remember those towers from my visits there.
4 months ago.
 LotharW
LotharW club
Ein typische Landschaft in der Toskana. Einen Schönen Tag, Herb!
4 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to LotharW club
Danke Lothar. Es war richtig Wunderbar und veilleicht San Gimignano war am besten.

Tchüß, Herbert
4 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very beautiful and interesting capture, Herb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful image, great composition and nicely framed.
4 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to John Cass club
Glad you liked it John.
4 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe.. La vue est imprenable... Bon mardi.
4 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Those towers are certainly unusual and a beautiful image, Herb.
4 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
What a beautiful place. I like the towers and the tiled roofs and the detail in the buildings is fantastic. The flowers and trees provide some great foreground interest and to top it off is a gorgeous blue sky! Very well captured Herb!
4 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Keith Burton club
Keith, your camera would have run out of battery power! So much to photograph here including many small gardens as you can see. In fact, just to the left of the fence, a harpist is playing a doleful tune too. These towers were a strange sight that did your neck in!

Cheers, Herb
4 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Unmistakably Tuscany Herb! Wonderful memories and a superb shot.
Cheers, Rosa.
4 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
You are so right there Rosa. Some more memories to come from here yet.

Cheers, Herb
4 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
belle vue !!
4 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to neira-Dan club
Thank You!
4 months ago.

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