After four glasses of wine, everyone on our bus was able to pronounce San Gimignano! So off we went for a ten minute ride. This town is perched high on a hill and is little-changed; It fell from importance and was ignored (ie, not town apart and rebuilt) until last century when people realized they have, like, 42 mediaval towers from the 1400s. BAM! UNESCO World Heritage site. BAM! Tourists (me included :)
Home to a 14th century, mine’s-bigger-n-yours tower arms race. No, seriously. UNESCO heritage site for its medival towers.