San Gimignano, another small ancient hilltop town, completely charmed us. Above is one of several piazzas.
And wonder of wonders, they have a Museum of Ornithology (birds) full of beautiful antique specimens once collected by a member of the Del Monte family. The entire collection was donated to the town and is housed in a small frescoed church.
But every now and then, there's a reminder that real everyday life does exist behind these magical old facades.