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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

Address: Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 286300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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Australia
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68 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Centreville, Virginia
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205 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The first views of San Gimignano as it rises from the Val d'Elsa will take your breath away. Regrettably the shoulder to shoulder crowds detract from the magical experience of this perfectly preserved medieval town. The Torre Grossa or Great Tower built in1311 is one of the 14 surviving towers of no fewer than 72 in the medieval period. A... More 

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Hampton Court
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

do not be put off by the amount of steps you have to climb 213 well worth the effort, the views are spectacular. The historical artifacs on show are excellent. Good value for 7 euros.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The views from atop this highest tower in a small town known for its towers are stunning. I can imagine that the family in control of this tower 1,000 years ago must have felt rather safe with views in ALL directions for miles and miles and miles more. Beautiful countryside, and a beautiful little town to view from this angle.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Cool artwork and history and phenomenal views. Not for those with fear of heights. Unique perspective on Market Day.

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Halifax, Canada
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Interesting biblical and otherwise artwork located in a historical building. Artistic - historical panorama of Europe with entirely frescoed Cathedral.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A double entry to the tower and the palazzo. First climb the tower, high but achievable and if it is too much easy to turn around and head back down. The view is worth it. The palazzo's art collection is small but lovely and interesting, it is not Florence but then this is a small town frozen in time. Second... More 

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