San Gimigniano was the place that was used as a prison for the women in the movie "Tea With Mussolini". It was like revisiting when I saw the movie. It was, in fact, used as a prison during WWII but was surprisingly spared a lot of damage during the war.
It stands high on a hill and the view is spectacular. It is a walled city and the only way you can travel around is on foot. No motor vehicles are allowed. This makes the experience even more enjoyable and is a great relief from the motor scooters of Rome and Florence.