The 9 Most Hands-Down, Drop-Dead Gorgeous Photogenic Places In Italy


In Tuscany’s expanse of dreamy hilltop towns, San Gimignano is, in our HO, the crown jewel. Known as “the Town of Fine Towers,” its most notable feature is just that: an imposing “skyline” of 14 tall medieval towers punctuating the landscape. Between its frescoed churches, gothic architecture and pristine piazzi, San Gimignano’s historic center is so immaculately preserved, it’s like a time warp to a 15th-century fairy-tale. Splurge the five euro to climb the famed Torre Grossa (the tallest of the all the towers), and take in the rolling hills and olive groves beyond the city walls.