when in florence: take a day trip to San Gimignano.

We enjoyed a lovely day trip into the Tuscan countryside to the small village of
San Gimignano..You can take about an hour train ride to Poggibonsi from Florence, and then a short bus ride into San Gimignano. What brought us there was one of the best experiences we had on our trip, a day cooking class in the countryside at Il Vicario, which I will tell you all about later. But we took a break amidst our pizza dough and panzanella to walk around this charming walled city. Make sure to look up and soak in the charming curtains blowing in the windows. Take a moment and sit by the fountain in the main square. Make sure you go into Ciani, a store with beautiful wooden kitchen utensils and knick-knacks. I wish I would have bought more from this little place! It was a lovely break from some of the more touristy stores..You will enjoy your day in this little gem of a town!

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