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Happy anniversary San Gimignano

Saturday 12 December we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the inclusion of the historic center of San Gimignano in the Unesco world heritage list.

The birthday was celebrated live on facebook and on the youtube profile of the Municipality of San Gimignano by the mayor of the city Andrea Marrucci, the president of the Unesco National Commission Franco Bernabè, the president of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani, the director of Unesco World Heritage Center Mechtild Rossler and many others.

To date, UNESCO has recognized a total of 1121 sites (869 cultural, 213 natural and 39 mixed sites) in 167 countries around the world.

In order to be included in the List, the sites must meet at least one of the 10 criteria provided for in the Operating Guidelines.

In 1990 San Gimignano became part of Unesco because it is an exceptional testimony of medieval civilization as it contains, within a limited area, all the typical structures of urban life: squares and streets, houses and palaces, wells and springs. The 14 towers still intact (there were 72) contribute to the preservation of the atmosphere and the feudal aspect of the city, which maintains a virtuous dialogue with the surrounding landscape and represents a jewel of medieval urban planning and a treasure chest of Italian art masterpieces. between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.The historic center of San Gimignano is a cultural site of exceptional value, due to its architectural homogeneity and its original urban layout and has preserved its authenticity thanks to the strict application of the principles of restoration. The interventions on monuments and buildings, for which only traditional materials and techniques are used, respect the main characteristics of cultural heritage, architecture, history and art.

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