In 1229 the historical alliance of San Gimignano with Florence became stronger. In these years the city skyline of Saint Gimignano was studded with numerous towers, symbols and testimonies to the fortune of the families that possessed them, and still today the city is known throughout the world as 'San Gimignano dalle belle torri' (San Gimignano with the beautiful towers). In the 13th century there were 72 towers, but today only 14 have survived.
These are some of the photos we took of the towers
The sign denying us access to climb the tower