“”Some info: the authors are Michelangelo and Raffaello Rubino. The entire model is 27 square meters, 1 ton of Montelupo Fiorentino’s clay used for the 774 buldings.
It is a faithful reconstruction, thanks also to the help of the University of Siena, of the city of San Gimignano as it appeared in the 1300s, with all 72 tower-houses for which it was already famous at that time”
While it’s true that the rubbish, the mud, lepers and the smells are all absent, it still has to be said that Medieval towns were many times more eye-appealing than modern ones. An incredible work of art!