Continuing throughout my excursions in central Italy, I also went to San Gimignano. Known as the New York City of Tuscany, San Gimignano has some of the tallest and oldest medieval structures around. It was a charming Tuscan town, with some of the best gelato around.
Here are the buildings that are featured in Assassin’s Creed 2 that actually exist:
1) Palazzo Comunale
This is the plaza where all of these famous buildings are.
2) Torre Rognosa
It is the bell tower on the left with the orange colored top
3) Santa Maria Assunta
This is the church to the right side of the tower
4) Torre del Diavolo
It is the tallest tower to the left of the picture
5) Torre Grossa
It is the tall tower in the center of the picture
6) Torre del Salvucci
The twin towers
These locations of other places in Tuscany do exist but I did not visit them because they are not in San Gimignano:
Villa Salviati – Florence, Italy – but edge of city
Monte Oliveto Maggiore – outside of Siena, Italy
Antico Teatro Romano – Ostia Antica, Italy outside of Rome
Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow,
just wanted to say excellent blog!