Let's start by saying that I've already blocked out the ride to this adorable town. And now that I'm sitting in a nice cool house, I can imagine it wasn't quite as scorching hot as it was. San Gimignano is a very quaint old village, containing 14 large towers like the ones you see above. Centuries ago, at its peak, there were 72 towers! Can you imagine? How intimidating it must have been to look up the hill at all those towers.
The gelato was especially appreciated on such a hot day. We walked through the village, seeking out the shade whenever possible. We perused the shops and purchased new wallets, as well as little toy motorcycles for each of the boys. Those proved to be very popular for the rest of the trip. Later that week, we discovered that the white wine in our fridge was made here!