Friday, December 28, 2007

Medieval Manhattan

I like to refer to the town of San Gimignano in Tuscany as "Medieval Manhattan". San Gimignano is famous for its medieval towers of varying heights, an attempt by their creators to outdo oneanother in magnificence. It produces a famous white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Here's a picture of part of the city walls. We visited the town with our friends Marco, Zio Albino, and Consuelo.

The town piazza with the original well from which the city was provided with water in the event of a seige.

Mom, dad and Marco did a wine tasting inside an enoteca...sampling several varieties of wine.

While we were busy fooling around outside. Gus posing as a little Italian gangster.

Here are some of the town's towers. I was struck by how similar these two seemed to the World Trade Center Twin Towers.

Last stop of the day was the church of St. Jacopo which was unfortunately closed. It happens to have been the Knights Templar church.

1 comment:

DelGrosso said...

What handsome little gansters they have in Italy!!