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San Gimignano

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SAN GIMIGNANO

Built on a site inhabited by ETRUSCHI in the Middle Ages was a very important commercial byway of FRANCIGENA. In 1199 it gained its independence from the municipal to the bishops of Volterra. In the twelfth century, under the Ghibellines had a period of economic splendor thanks to the production of SAFFRON.

Because of its architecture of a typical medieval town it was declared a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site in 1990 .

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