Ask the Architect: San Gimignano Architecture

San Gimignano

A few weeks back I got my second question from a reader. (Thank you, Emily!) Sorry to say I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to post an answer for you yet, but here it is! The question: Hi Connie, In your opinion, how does San Gimignano’s architecture reflect its rise and fall of wealth and/or economic success and prosperity? Best, Emily My answer: Hi Emily, Thank … Continue reading

San Gimignano – the Manhattan of Medieval Tuscany


To walk through the gates of San Gimignano is like walking into a Medieval museum. The buildings and streets are consistently made of stone and brick, and they all stem from the same 150 year period of the Middle ages. Slower | Start | FasterTo see the full size images, you need to enable javascript in your browser.«‹›» The city was founded on a small Roman settlement from the third … Continue reading

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