San Gimignano is a small fortified town halfway between Florence and Siena, a few kilometers from the Podere di Casalta.
It is famous for its architecture and for its beautiful medieval towers.
Surrounded by 13th century walls, the centerpiece of its historic center is Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square flanked by medieval houses.
Vernaccia and Zafferano are the two typical products of San Gimignano, renowned all over the world.
Among the typical local dishes are classic Tuscan crostini with liver, platters of salami and local pecorino, pasta with wild boar, main courses of meat.
(38 kms from the Podere di Casalta)