San Gimignano is a small city with about 7000 inhabitants in the province of Siena. It is situated on a hill, surrounded by the lovely Tuscan countryside. It became famous mainly through its exceptional medieval architecture, in particular its numerous medieval towers (12th – 14th century), which have survived. They rise from the small houses visible in the distance, and gave the city the nickname “Manhattan of Tuscany”. 15 of the original 72 towers still dominate the almost unchanged, well preserved, historic centre. The walled city can only be accessed by the medieval city gates. Especially beautiful are the Porta San Giovanni and Porta San Matteo, the main gates, which dates back to the 13th century. Since 1990 the historic centre has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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