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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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The view is fantastic as well as visiting the city. Interesting culture, food and shopping. Had a wonderful visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The view is fantastic as well as visiting the city. Interesting culture, food and shopping. Had a wonderful visit.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a classic example of historic Italy. A former city state in the Tuscany region of Italy shows the best parts of the region. filled with touristy stores, gelato stands and art stores, you wil love what you see walking across the cobble stones streets

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were told that 15 of the original 70 towers remain, but we could only see about eight of them from the main square and they were very impressive. I have no idea where the others are but we didn't get much beyond the main square in our short visit. Helpful hint: the best views of the towers is looking... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The climb up the stairs to the top of the tower isn't easy (I really should start hitting the gym more regularly...) but it's absolutely worth it. On a clear day, the view is stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

An amazing view of the whole city and the green hills of Tuscany. Be careful because climbing the last stairs to get on top isn't an easy task.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Panorama view of the entire village. Beware though as the climb is not easy at the end due to tight space.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit. The views from the tower of both the town and the surrounding hills are really stunning. Apart from the final ladder to the top, the staircase is modern and easy to climb (compared to other towers we have gone up on this trip!) The small Palazzo museum features some lovely 13th century frescoes. For a bit... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

All artefacts were very well presented with plenty of space for visitors. We obtained a tablet for 2 euros which provided visual and audio details to assist when visiting the various rooms and Tower. The view from the top of the tower is worth the climb. The staff are extremely helpful and speak excellent English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The €7.50 fee also covers other sites & museums so it is easily worth it. The climb is very manageable. When you reach the top you can feel ' this is Tuscany'. The views of the town and surrounding areas are spectacular. You will not regret this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Palazzo Pubblico has beautifully frescoed rooms containing some nice religious paintings. We hired the 3-D glasses for my daughters to try which gave you a commentary about some of the frescoes and allowed you to view them in 3-D. Very high tech for an old building! We climbed the tower and were rewarded with great views over the town... More 

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