Views from the San Gimignano Tower
San Gimignano is our favorite tourist town in Tuscany, partly because it doesn't get overwhelmed with tourists like Siena and Florence, partly because it is just plain old gorgeous, and partly because it houses the best gelato that we've ever tried (more on that later). Once there were 70+ towers in this medieval built town, but now there are only fourteen of these towers standing. Aside from the towers, there isn't much to see in San Gimignano so people tend to rush through it, walking down the main promenade and then leaving. It's a prime location for day trippers who often find it not all that interesting, especially in comparison to Siena and Volterra. But, if you take the time to explore San Gimignano, I think you'll see why we find it so charming.