San Gimignano movies: 6 films set in San Gimignano

FilmThe fascination exercised by the the architecture and urbanism of San Gimignano could not remain indifferent to the filmmakers. They were many, in fact, who found the small Tuscan village as the perfect setting for their films. Here is a short list of six major films fimed in San Gimignano

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Certaldo: Boccaccio’s birthplace

certaldo-centro-storicoThe town of Certaldo is located in province of Firenze, just 13 kilometers from San Gimignano. Located in the heart of the Valdelsa this small municipality of just over 16,000 inhabitants, it is the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio, one of the most important poets of Italian literature. Continue reading

San Gimignano, the city with two Patron Saint

On 4 August 2013, the tribute of the city to Santa Fina

Santa FinaFor those who likes to recall evocations of the past, through events of historical representations or diving directly into the “rituality” of certain events that renewing while maintaining almost unchanged the magical atmosphere of the past, the cultural heritage of medieval Tuscany offers many events not to miss in San Gimignano!

This town, authentic architectural jewel set on the magnificent hills overlooking the Val d’Elsa, presents a calendar of events particularly wide and varied able to capture the interest of every visitor, with events ranging from music to theater, street arts, food and wine and historical re-enactments, and with many events that still bind to double strand the “city of a hundred spiers” to the extraordinary medieval essence. Continue reading