Walking through the narrow cobbled streets of San Gimignano in the Tuscan hills is a step back to a more gracious time. Impressive towers, built by wealthy merchants in the middle ages stand proudly against a blue sky. Terracotta pots overflowing with geraniums and ferns peep out from behind wrought iron gates, and wonderful frescos like the above image adorn the exterior and interior walls of honey coloured stone churches and municipal buildings. It is not a place to rush, but rather a place to sit and contemplate the richness of the culture in this little corner of paradise.
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