San Gimignano Snapshots
Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 7, 2013
More bits of San Gimignano that caught my eye during our brief visit.
If the window fastener of your medieval stone tower breaks, you can’t replace it with a stainless steel latch from the local hardware store:
Zoomorphic shutter fastener. The head flips up to keep the shutters from blowing in the wind. You flip it down to close the shutters. (I only know how to work them from staying in hotels with far more prosaic shutter latches.)
I love the combination of old stone and colourful flowers. The road slopes quite steeply.
Wolf carving and inscription near St. Matthew’s Gate:
Drinking fountain outside the wall.
Stuffed boars are very popular window displays in San Gimignano, usually in stores selling pasta and wine:
Sometimes it’s hard to find a really good sword shop. Personally I think a Swiss Army knife is more practical.
Paint bucket drummer outside St. Matthew’s Gate.