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It took a team of five skilled craftsmen (two named Michelangelo and Raffaello, honestly) 3 years and a ton of clay to build the 800 structures that make up this 1:100 scale model of San Gimignano around 1300, with its 72 towers intact. It's not just a child-sized model of this enchanting place; serious historical archive research by the universities at Florence and Pisa contributed to what is a unique reproduction of a medieval walled town, by digging up details of buildings long lost to history. Make sure to stick around long enough until night falls over the model, too.