The road from Poggibonsi climbs up towards San Gimignano, between sloping hills which open onto a unique scene from the medieval era. The city suddenly comes into view, with its breathtaking, soaring ancient towers.
The origins of the small walled city date back to 63 AD. The early history of San Gimignano is shaped by legend as well as that of reality. Historians know with certainty, however, that the cities’ most affluent times were during the medieval period when the majority of the churches and palaces were built. These are richly adorned with colourful frescos , paintings, ceramics and, works of art in wood, all of which make up San Gimignano’s priceless cultural heritage.