San Gimignano - Italy

// HistorySan Gimignano was founded as a small village in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans. Historical records begin in the 10th century, when it adopted the name of the bishop Saint Geminianus, who had defended it from Attila's Huns.In the Middle Ages and Renaissance era, it was a stopping point for Catholic pilgrims on their way to Rome and the Vatican, as it sits on the medieval Via Francigena. The city's development also was boosted by the trade of agricultural products from the fertile neighbouring hills.In 1199, during the period of its highest splendour, the city made itself indepen

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philip b :

Looking for any actual traveller experience staying in the above monastery in Tuscany region. Found favorable stuff in two books but absolutely no user reviews on trip or anywhere else. Want to know about general experience, do you get your own room? Private baths? is it centrally located (we are travelling with bicycles) Thanks.

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Date: 2008-03-30 10:58:41

One of the places to be this summer must be Italy and the ideal vacation starts with an ideal place to stay. Villa Pallero is central to Pisa, Florence and San Gimignano. Find out more...

Date: 2008-03-30 10:58:41

La Toscana è considerata la terra in cui riscoprire i tesori dell’arte antica, i borghi medievali dei paesini come San Gimignano, le gallerie d’arte ed i palazzi rinascimentali di Firenze... ma lascerà senz’altro soddisfatti i turisti amanti dell’arte moderna e contemporanea...

Date: 2008-03-30 10:58:41

A one week travel experience with friends in a mountainside villa in Tuscany. The villa was really a small farm that grew grapes, kiwi, figs, etc. It had a country kitchen which we took advantage of. We used the villa as a base to visit Lucca, Florence, San Gimignano, Cinque Terra. Our trip was in Sept. 2006 with rates lower and weather good.

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