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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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Excellent museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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Sale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

So easy to feel that you are walking into an Italian town seven hundred years ago. Beautiful buildings situated in the center of the city, visible for a couple hundred yards as you walk up into the center. The Torre offers views as impressive as they must seem from the ground... you can see for dozens of miles.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of my all time favorite places in Italy. Home of true medieval buildings AND the world's best gelato (winner of title several years). There's a dungeon museum (costs extra), a butcher shop (with 2 huge stuffed boars out front), very old cathedral (still in use). Walk up (quite a few steep stairs) to get great view of countryside. It... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I had done almost no research before coming to this town but the Torre Grossa was one thing I remembered. The cost is €10 but that covers the town hall museum too. The tower is just a climb, there are no rooms or viewing terraces to distract you as you climb the 200 plus modern stairs. Numbers on the tower... More 

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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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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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