I’d more or less abandoned the idea of going to San Gimignano while in Florence, it just seemed we’d be trying to pack too much in to a week. A late change of plan made it possible and The Duomo, Santa Maria Assunta stands out as one of the high points of my visit to Tuscany. The walls are covered with 14th century frescoes of the Old and New Testaments, that are truly stunning. Here you can see a glimpse of fresco and some of the ten round and four octagonal columns.
And the amazing ceiling.
I’m posting for Paula’s Thursday special, she’s be happy to see you if you’d like to join in.
29 thoughts on “Traces of the past”
What a marvellous place- thanks for showing these images, Gilly!
Lots of photo opps there Sue 🙂
So I see….
I’m always awed by photos that capture grand design – yours do just that. Isn’t it good when you change a plan and get a high point? May a pleasant weekend await you and dogs.
Thanks lovely, it worked out quite well. It’s rainy here today so I had a wet walk this morning 🙂
Thanks Miriam, it’s quite a place!
Stunning, indeed. So well captured, Gilly! I didn’t take good photos of this place when we visited there some years ago.
I can’t imagine you taking bad photos, must have been the camera 🙂
Must be… and my lens. 🙂 🙂
Wow Gilly ..amazing! 😄
Thanks Julie, I wish I’d taken more than I did but I was running out of time by then.
I thought at first it was the Mezquita in Cordoba. What a treat, Gilly! 🙂 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, darlin.
Because of the stripy pillars? I haven’t been to Cordoba, but it reminds me of somewhere. I hope you ‘re having a lovely time with Lisa x:-)x G hugs!
Yes, the stripey pillars. 🙂 🙂 Lisa arrives tomorrow evening. Just ‘getting my house in order’ and idling in the sunshine today. Thanks, darlin!
I’m pleased you went here too as it is just stunning
It was fabulous, I’d love to go back and spend a bit longer. Thanks Pauline 🙂
Glad you didn’t miss this lovely town, it’s one of my favourites.
Sometimes things just fall into place 🙂
Stunning photos indeed. 🙂
I think you’d like it there Celestine.
How splendiferous! I’m afraid my chief memory of San Gimignano is the amazing gelato we sampled. 🙂
Aha, I remember that too 🙂
Oh, that is just stunning.
It’s way, way better in reality Anabel 🙂
Cheers lovely 🙂
This is incredible. I’m always in awe of things this old, and your photos are beautiful. The columns frame the art perfectly.
Not an easy place to photograph with all those tourists moving around. Fascinating place and a great reminder for me. Thanks a lot, Gilly!