FLORENCE, ITALY – The town council of San Gimignano on Tuesday launched a crowdfunding scheme to pay to repair part of its walls which collapsed last week.
The scheme has been set up after the Tuscany regional government said it was prevented by stability pact rules from funding the repair at the Town of Fine Towers, a UNESCO world heritage site.
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form an unforgettable skyline.
Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches.
The Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and Church of Sant’ Agostino contain frescos, including cycles dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.
The town also is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.
Per dipingere il Drappellone del Palio di Siena dell’Assunta è stata scelta l’artista fiorentina Elisabetta Rogai, famosa per le sue tinte cromatiche fatte con i frutti della terra, a iniziare dai dipinti con il vino denominati eno-arte.
Fiorentina’s match against Siena was a one-way game. The early match at 12:30 on the 17th day of Serie A football saw the Florentines dominating play in the Tuscan derby, beating Siena 4-1. For Siena, Cosmi initially counted on Angelo’s re-entering – he was then replaced by Sestu because of an injury – on Rubin and Larrondo, who exited at half time in favor of Coppola.
One of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany is that of the province of Siena, with its unique landscape and fascinating history and art. But not only this: it is also known as the ‘most thermal’ area of Italy, with nine spas, steeped in history and tradition but with cutting-edge facilities.