Uniqueness November 27, 2016
A part of Italy and Tuscany that evokes the Middle-Age and, even today, attracts tourists from all over the world: San Gimignano, halfway between Florence and Siena, is a jewel of pure beauty. A beauty to admire and in which to go with the flow. A village in which time seems to have stopped. Its historical walls make of San Gimignano a unique place.
A marvel due to the work of great artists, belonging to the “scuola senese”, including Puccio Taddeo di Bartolo and Simone Martini. Because the way to achieve excellence is always made of work, passions, careful thought and creativity.
Throughout history the merchant and financial aristocracy, together with the artists, left their permanent mark in this wonderful place: the famous towers and house-towers that loom above the other buildings and contributed to keep alive that blaze of tradition and historical memory. Two concepts that are disappearing in our conception of modern time, because the continuous development of technology affects our daily life and global context.
Since 1990 San Gimignano is UNESCO World Heritage and this fact had a special impact upon the fame of this village all over the world, rendering San Gimignano a even more desired destination for tourists and travelers that love Tuscany and its beauty.
This prestigious award was based on three fundamental criteria:
– the historical center of San Gimignano is a masterpiece of human creative genius,
– it’s a testimony to the cultural tradition and medieval civilization;
– it’s also a splendid example of a Tuscan feudal village that keeps intact its characteristics and its historical monuments.
San Gimignano, ultimately, is a walk down memory lane to understand who we were, discover the secrets of those gone before us and feel at one with history. Because learning from the past it’s the best “recipe” to get ready for a new future, maybe different and maybe better. Only preserving our tradition and historical memory, considered as a “knowledge”, let us create connections with what’s been done in the past: only in this way we can prepare a better future. And aspire to eternity.