The town of San Gimignano is part of the UNESCO heritage for its particular historical town center with towers, one of the best examples of town architecture in the age of Municipalities that was the main feature of the Italian Middle Ages.
The site is of Etruscan origin with Longobard remainings as in Castelvecchio. The presence of the Via Francigena contributed to the town development and to the building of its typical towers that provide it the nickname of “Medieval Manhattan”.
The shops of the town centre provide typical products as wild boar sausages, cheese and other delicatessen. San Gimignano produces also one of the first white wines in Tuscany: Vernaccia. Very tasty with regional dishes.