San Gimignano .. Hypnotically enticed!

We are here at GPS coordinate 43.5555 -11.034700
After a lovely drive through rolling Tuscan countryside and not a hill to be climbed and trying in vain to find LIDL in Poggibonsi (love the name of this town) we found a farmers cooperative selling local produce as well as international .. Stocking up again on Chianti.. Parmagano .. Ravioli Oh and salads no seriously we are eating very well even though meat is off the menu .. Lovely pastas and home made sauces ( John is turning his hand to these culinary delights )
Back to San Gimignano
We could see the towers from the roundabout and had a GPS coordinate for a free off road spot when a little scooter pulled out in front of us waving us to follow !!! And slowly ..hypnotically led us down the road away from our preferred and may I add FREE parking and like the Pied Piper he led us to the Area Sosta camping @ €22 per 24hrs now we sit and watch other unsuspecting prey being bought in …


San Gimignano is Etrusian by origin pre Roman and rises up with its 15 towers like a medieval Manhattan .. Seemingly it had 72 towers and a sign of a man wealth was to build taller than the neighbours (things don’t change much) the film “”Tea with Mussolini” was about this village and the fight to keep the towers from being blown up in the war .. Another of Dame Maggie Smiths epics




Off to Volterra later where the setting for the Twilight films principle Vampire coven was filmed

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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