We then headed out to a neighboring town called Gueve. Which of course I didn't get any pictures of. We just stopped there to grab a bite to eat and had some wonderful pastries. Then we walked around for a little bit and then headed off to our next destination, San Gimignano. This town is completely encompassed by stone walls, as you can see below, for protection against the surrounding towns back in the old days. (Paul Curtis my COPers?)
This town is known for having the most remaining towers and many of them are still privately owned. I think this town had 8 to 14 left... I'm not sure. Sally might have to correct me on this. I guess back then there used to be hundreds of towers all over the towns but most of them have been knocked down. Another little fact about this town is that it was abandoned for a long time due to the plague wiping out most of it's inhabitants.
Exploring the town. One of the many towers.
I just love it when everything is so close together and quaint looking. It seemed really friendly here.
Beautiful views. You can see the trees blossoming at the bottom of this picture.
This town also had some really cute shops where I got an adorable apron and Christmas ornament. It will be something to hang on our tree that reminds us of Italy every year.
The hubby & I
More spectacular views. I just can't get enough!
Once we had sufficiently explored the town, we stopped by our first grocery store in Italy. The Coop. What is Ryan going for in this picture?? Of course... soda!