Saturday, July 14, 2012
Tuscany - San Gimignano
One of Tuscany's best preserved medievel towns, San Gimignano is nicknamed the "Medieval Manhattan". The town is a small village with picturesque streets, pretty shops and beautiful frescoes that make some of the loveliest you'll find in Tuscany.
My tour here started with a visit to a rustic charm of the Chianti countryside, one of the most suggestive areas of Tuscany, reknown all over the world not only for tis famous wine, but even for its landscapes and vineyards, olive trees and cypresses surrounding churches, parishes, castles and villages hidden amongst the hills.
We were greeted by the owners of the wine estate and we visited the cellar and learn all the secrets of wine processing.
Left - The Barn & Right - Olive Tree
It was a great opportunity to meet fellow travellers while feasting on fresh organic farm food of homemade pasta, cured meats (homemade prosciutto and salami), local cheeses, a real garden salad and Tuscan biscotti...
After lunch we visit the enchanting hilltop town of San Gimignano where you have free time to roam the picturesque streets and squares, browse the local shops, try an award-winning gelato and walk among the town’s famous medieval towers.