Vernaccia di San Gimignano – ancient wine rediscovered

“A white island of wine in a sea of red,” some describe the Vernaccia white wine of San Gimignano, surrounded as it is by red Chianti vineyards. When young, it’s fresh, floral and pleasant – a cool kiss on a warm summer’s day. When older, its mineral notes mature and become more complex without losing…

Top10 Hill Towns of Tuscany

Slender cypress trees, finely combed vineyards and fortified hilltowns, sitting enthroned on rolling hills, are the images that come to mind, when we picture Tuscany. Dating back to Medieval and even Etruscan times, these charming villages make history come alive with their rich heritage and generous architecture. Tuscany is an open-air museum, and hilltowns are…

San Gimignano – Medieval Manhattan

Already when you gaze the first fleeting glimpses of San Gimignano, as your car curves its way around the Tuscan hills, you realise that this city is different from the other picturesque villages of the region. Over a dozen tall towers stand sentinel in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just imagine what it would have…