Visit San Gimignano a a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tuscany
San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due the recognition to the towers that compose it. Once they were seventy-two, but today there are only thirteen and confer the status elegant town in the province of Siena.
The cathedral, completed in 1148, is considered one of the most prestigious museums in Tuscany. Built on three naves is a container of frescoes by the Florentine School: San Sebastian (Benozzo Gozzoli), Stories of Santa Fina by Domenico Ghirlandaio and wooden statues by Jacopo della Quercia. Also interesting is the Town Hall, which formerly housed the mayor.
Its worldwide fame, not come only from the particular architecture, but mostly from the wealth of artworks and the Vernaccia di San Gimignano: a fine white wine that is only produced here. It seems that the variety has been introduced for the first time in San Gimignano from a certain Vieri de 'Bardi, from Liguria, around the '200.
His descendants, Zanobi and Angiolo Bardi, were the creators of the development of the cultivation of the vine, today very popular and famous. But, already in 1276, the trade of Vernaccia di San Gimignano was so flourished. In fact in that year, was imposed in the "Ordinances of Gabella" of the Municipality of San Gimignano a tax of "Threepenny" for every pack of Vernaccia outside the City.
Routes in Versilia coast
Lido di Camaiore with its beautiful fine 4 Km long sandy beach is one of the ideal destinations for a summer in Tuscany coast
Garfagnana is a pristine area rich in history and surrounded by the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines
The village of Camaiore is located at the bottom of a valley surrounded by hills, as well as the northern Appennins.
Massarosa is known mainly for its natural beauty especially for the famous Lake of Massaciuccoli i
The beauty of Pietrasanta old town center fits perfectly with the shops of craftsmen of the marble and the laboratories
Seravezza is a small town at the foot of the Apuan Alps and one of the oldest country in Versilia
Stazzema is the smallest town in Versilia and the higher up, nestled on the slopes of Mount Matanna in the heart of the Apuan Alps.
Torre del Lago takes its name from a tower, stood near the Lake of Massaciuccoli between the XV and XVI century
Florence artistic and cultural heritage is very valuable, so that the historic center of Florence has become UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.
Visit the Antro del Corchia cave in Apuan Alps in Tuscany with 53 km of tunnels and galleries
The marble quarries of Carrara are one of the many wonders of the Apuan Alps that you can visit with organized tours
Hiking trail on foot to discover the town of Camaiore and its hills
Visit Siena a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tuscany, whose symbol is undoubtedly Piazza del Campo with its original shell shape
hiking trail on foot to the discovery of Seravezza and its villages
tourist route by mountain bike along the Via Francigena from Camaiore