San Gimignano, the origin of its name

San GemignanoWith today’s article we try to answer one of the most popular questions about the history of San Gimignano: where it comes from the name of this city? Who was the saint who has given it the name with which everyone knows it? Continue reading

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The Natural Reserve of Castelvecchio

Rovine CastelvecchioThe nature reserve of Castelvecchio is located a few kilometers from the center of San Gimignano. It includes within the Poggio del Comune and extends up
to the ruins of Castelvecchio from which it takes its name. Continue reading

Medieval cuisine , ancient basis of current typical Tuscan recipes

cucina medievale Many recipes that we enjoy today as an expression of the best Tuscan cuisine are often dating back to old times and the medieval kitchen.

Pleasantly involved in the recent event ” Middle Ages in the fortress” that within the walls of the fortress of Montestaffoli, proposed to tourists and visitors spaces dedicated to typical local products, the village of San Gimignano is the ideal setting to taste the main Tuscan dishes, that were strengthened during the ancient times when the territory of the Tuscan villages lived heyday. Continue reading