Towers of San Gimignano

After spending a morning at the farm, we headed to the small, medieval town of San Gimignano. The town is known for its towers, specifically 14, that still stand today. In the past, people would build towers with wooden staircases going up to the top. When enemies arrived, those being attacked would run up their towers then set the stairs on fire so no one could reach them. Pretty clever! San Gimignano is one of the few towns in Italy that has preserved these towers so that they still stand today.

Students spend the afternoon eating lunch in this quaint town and doing some light souvenir shopping. The highlight, however, was trying the best gelato in Tuscany at Gelateria Dondoli! Yum!