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San Gimignano

Tacky Tuscan Tourist Trap?

Rick Steves | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

San Gimignano comes off as a pretty greedy place during the day. (But at night, they've made their money, and the place becomes more romantic.)

Pointy Skylines and Glittering Frescoes in Tuscany

Rick Steves | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

When it comes to hill towns in Tuscany, San Gimignano is the region's glamour girl, getting all of the attention from passing tour buses. A quick stro...

Under the Tuscan Sun

Pam Townsend | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Pam Townsend

Why Tuscany? Well, first, there's the stunning countryside characterized by vineyards, groves of olive trees, and hillsides punctuated by tall, narrow cypress trees. Then there's the art. And of course there's the food and wine.

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to explore the rustic villages and sprawling vineyards which have made Italy synonymous with old-world charm.

Illinois' Feudal Politics

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elizabeth Austin

If you really want to understand Illinois politics, the place you really need to go is San Gimignano, in the rolling hills of Tuscany.