San Gimignano, Italy


The towers of San Gimignano give it a distinct skyline that is easy to recognize. Once known for over 70 towers, all built by wealthy citizens who were showing off their power and monetary value by trying to top each other in height, this Tuscan hill town can only boast 13 remaining monuments to privilege. Not to worry, the Romanesque churches, award-winning gelato, and easy to explore side streets make this worth a visit anytime you are in the region.