San Gimignano: the Medieval New York City

Although San Gimignano is a small town tucked into the Tuscan countryside, it’s often earned comparisons to New York City. Why? Well, its many medieval towers can indeed be considered skyscrapers by the standards of that time. These tall, sand-colored buildings stretch up towards the sky, and they often surprise visitors who wouldn’t expect such a skyline here of all places! Listen, and find out why they were built in the first place, as well as what you can expect to see inside. You’ll also learn about the town’s delicious “red gold”—and how it made the towers possible in the first place!