Discover San Gimignano

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


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

The Eva Prima Pandora (c 1550) by French Renaissance painter Jean Cousin, in the Louvre Museum

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