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San Gimignano – A Foodie’s Heaven

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October 2, 2012 / Italian / By

San Gimignano is a beautiful walled medieval town perched on a hilltop.

As we wandered around the medieval surroundings, I began to imagine what life may have been like in those ancient times…

I walked down one of the main streets, and I was in heaven, the place was dotted with so many gourmet food shops that I didn’t know where to start…I walked into a cheese shop…and it was unmistakably a cheese shop, because as soon as I entered, I was hit with a pungent wall of blue cheese aromas…although I do love the cheese, I had to quickly depart as it was a bit too ‘cheesy’ for me.

One of the next highlights was coming across a chocolate shop that had many types of chocolates on display…but the most impressive was a rusty pile of tools, that was in fact just chocolate!

We ventured into one of the main squares, and sat down for some lunch. We tried some lard with bread and some antipasto. The lard was novel but didn’t really taste like anything. The antipasto servings were huge and the produce was just so fresh and tasty.

By the end of the day, our backpack was filled to the brim with gourmet delights: truffles, balsamic vinegar, Italian cakes…San Gimignano is a food heaven indeed.


Country: Italy

Province/State: Toscana

City: San Gimignano

Address: N/A

Zip/Post Code: 53037

Location Tips: It’s hard to miss as you drive there…as the town is perched on a hill!

Phone: N/A


Price Guide:$$ (What's this?) N/A = home cooked meal,etc
$ = street food, fast food,etc
$$ = bistro, cafe, pub, bar,etc
$$$ = fine dining,etc

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