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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 286300
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Best view of the city!

Really worth the effort to go up more than 200 steps to the top. Simply the best view of the city and a panoramic view of the typical landscapes of tuscan region. The ticket is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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221 reviews 221 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Really worth the effort to go up more than 200 steps to the top. Simply the best view of the city and a panoramic view of the typical landscapes of tuscan region. The ticket is valid for museum and tower.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Pity you can't buy a ticket just for the tower, it is an all in one type deal with a few other things (a museum or 2), but the views from the top are sensational. We loved it!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were here a warm summers day and enjoyed this amazing view of the city and its surroundings. The stairs are steep and if your afraid of heights then this isn't for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

You must go up at Torre Grossa! The view is amazing, you can see the little San Gimignano and the fields of Tuscany in a 360 degrees view.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A fantastic view from the rooftops of San Gimignano to the valley The museum houses particularly interesting Tuscan painters of the Renaissance

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

San Gimignano was an amazing town and there's no better way to see it than from Torre Grossa. The climb was easy. The view gives you a great sense of why the towers were built in the first place. The view also gives you Tuscano in miniature: rolling countryside, hilltop towns with competing towers, hidden piazzas down crooked streets. Spent... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The picturesque hilltop town of San Gimignano is capped by 14 towers, creating a unique medieval skyline above cobbled brick streets below. One of these towers, Torre Grossa, offers some of the best views of the town and the surrounding countryside. Wooded slopes, rolling hills and vine plantations extend in nearly every direction, making this well worth a visit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We arrived in San Gimignano on a weekday and were about the only tourists in town. The busy season seems to be well and truly over. We were alone both at the Palazzo Pubblico and at the Torre Grossa. The Palazzo is a fine structure and the display of religious paintings and frescos was very interesting. The climb to the... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not too difficult to claim the stairs, even our 3 year old did it by himself. And up there is the best view of the town and beyond. You can see the square, the small streets and the countryside. Worth visiting definitely.

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Hale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are planning to visit - go early before the crowds descend. We arrived in San Gimignano a little after 9am and it was very pleasant. I really liked the Palazzo, in particular the paintings of the young couple's wedding. The Torre Grossa is definitely worth climbing, but you don't have to go right to the very top, there... More 

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