Photographer's Note

San Gimignano from just outside the town, after sunrise, 75mm. focal length. This is a well known viewpoint, though I have not seen any other photos on this site from this angle.

It was tempting to title it "Medieval Towers", but almost half of San Gimignano photos have that title.

From Wikipedia:
In Italian medieval walled towns, rich families competed in the erection of high towers, that served as lodgings, fortresses and prestige symbols. While in other cities like Bologna or Florence, most or all of the towers have been brought down due to wars, catastrophes or urban renewal, San Gimignano managed to conserve 13 towers of varying height which are its international symbol.

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