Historic Center of San Gimignano (1990)
Italy

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'San Gimignano delle belle Torri' is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power. 

St. Vincent of the Grenadines 1996. UNESCO anniversary. San Gimignano.

Italy 2002. San Gigmignano.

Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art. 
  • Italy 2002. Tourism stamp -- San Gimignano. 
  • St. Vincent of the Grenadines 1996. UNESCO anniversary. San Gimignano. The stamp is digitally cut out of a souvenir sheet. Click here to see the full sheet. The link will open in a new window. The stamp is located in the top row, far left. Scan by courtesy of Miomir Zivkovic (Serbia). 

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Other World Heritage Sites in Italy (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section Italy for further information about such sites. 

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