It must be more than fifty years since I first came to San Gimignano, and possibly thirty since I was last here. It seems much the same as I remember but the food and wine shops, and the bars and restaurants, seem to have multiplied both in quality and quantity.
It was a good idea to come early in the morning before the town filled with tourists. And before it became unbearably hot. Nevertheless ice cream was eventually welcome, and there were no lines…..
It is now time to get to the wifi bar in Certaldo for my daily response to the few emails that are pursuing me in this enchanted world of Tuscany. And to post this blog.
I hope to get to the magical city of Pienza before the week is out. Then it is back to England, to see La Périchole at Garsington on Saturday and home to Chicago on Tuesday.
from the walls of San Gimignano