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Looking for somewhere off the beaten track and found San Miniato.
Caught the train from Pisa and then a taxi up from San Miniato train station (€12) to the old town. Walked to the top of the hill and scaled the tower (€3.5/p) and rewarded...More
Unfortunately the original tower was destroyed by the Germans in 1944. The present tower is a faithful reproduction then of the original. It stands 30 metres tall, 129 steps up two levels and once at the top you get a panoramic view of the Tuscan...More
Very lovely view. On a sunny day you can see the town and the surroundings. A steep climb (stairs) but doable, also with kids. The best light for taking photos is in the late afternoon. On a hot day, visit the Rocca in the evening.
It was 34° when we arrived at the parking, fortunately there is a lift which takes you up to the lower part of the village.
Getting up to the tower is easy, there are a few stars to climb but unfortunately at the base of...More
Best views of Tuscany! Our wonderful taxi drive recommended this area and was able to hike to the top of this tower and listen to all the bells of Tuscany at noon!!! It was an amazing experience with wonderful weather, great food and awesome people....More
San Miniato is a nice small town on the top of the hill. A small walk to the top of the tower is worth the view. This tower is part of a serie of towers. At each hilltop you had one of those towers. They...More
Last year I visited the little town San Miniato to see the gigantic Rocca of Frederico;
First we cross a park where is a monument of a man who found here an enormous truffle, I think about 5kg; than we passed a nice square,than we...More