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San Gimignano topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in San Gimignano

 

A brief summary of the history of San Gimignano

 

A brief history of Florence and Tuscany, from prehistoric times to the 21C

 
Probable Self Portrait hidden in a detail from La Camera degli Sposi (1467–74) by Andrea Mantegna, in the Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy

Art and architecture in Italy

 

From ancient Romans, Greeks, and Etruscans to the Renaissance to World War II, a brief primer on Italian history

 

The mysteries of the metric system

 

Famous people throughout Italian history