In clay. It took years to make this model of the whole town; it is presented at the 1300 Museum. Although I’ve worked in clay, I can’t imagine the scope of this project. All that slab- and hand-building! The town has 13 remaining bell towers, and the skyline (such as it is) has changed little since medieval times. It was fun to see. We got a presentation and then snacks. Good snacks. Every time you turned around, there was good food.
Some folks apparently think San Gimignano is pretty touristy. It is. In such a fun way! Besides, it was our last major stop in Tuscany. It meant we were heading towards our last destination of the tour, Venice, which was the only place I didn’t rave about the food –except for our farewell dinner. And we were consoled knowing we had the four-day Bologna bonus coming!