Mine is bigger!


 

 

Like in many cities in the Tuscany a tower respresented a Family’s power and wealth. So the families tried to outshine each other what resulted in unusual numbers and heights of the towers overlooking the towns. While Florence and other Italian cities lost most or all of their towers in wars etc. San Giminano managed to conserve 14! of them what makes the town not only a famous tourist attraction, but also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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