San Gimignano began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes. This town is famous for it's medieval architecture and for it's many towers, which is one of the main sites you can see from many kilometers away as you approach the town.
It was a big change for us to be in such a small town that we were able to walk around the entire town within one hour. We had planned to climb the stairs of one tower but it was closed due to some maintenance. After our walk we headed back to our hotel and did a little hand washing of the husbands shirts and socks before heading over for a cliff side dinner at one of the restaurants nearby.
Some photos from our drive to San Gimignano and our hotel.
Where we stayed Hotel Bel Soggiorno
Our first room #23.which we only stayed in for several hours and then had to switch to room #25 because their new toilet flushing system did not work. We were a little bummed because the first room came with a patio balcony.
All moved into the new room
The hotel lobby/lounge area. If you want internet access you have to pay and it was a little steep for even one half hour.