San Gimignano – the Manhattan of Medieval Tuscany

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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

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa on the Piazza del Duomo

What started out as a structural blunder turned out to be the pride and joy of Pisa. Slower | Start | FasterTo see the full size images, you need to enable javascript in your browser.«‹›» The magnificent marble bell tower of Pisa started to tilt shortly after the start of its construction 1173. Because of poor foundation into unstable soil, the tower began to sink and lean over. The building … Continue reading

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