San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form "an unforgettable skyline".
Certaldo is a town and comune in the middle of Valdelsa. It is about 35 kilometers (22 mi) southwest of the Florence Duomo. It is 50 minutes by rail and 35 minutes by car southwest of Florence, and it is 40 minutes by rail north of Siena. It was the home of the family of Giovanni Boccaccio, the poet of "Vita di Dante," and the author of the "Decamerone". He died here at his home and was buried here in 1375.
This village is framed by the natural wonder of its green hills, surrounded by kilometers of vineyards and olive groves, warm sun and a light breeze. At Castelfalfi everything smells of history and of culture and its rich medieval past now coexists harmoniously with the modernity of a vibrant, welcoming town.
Vinci is a town, officially a "city" and comune of Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town.