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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
0577 286300
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Got married here last year. Amazing venue with its medieval frescos. Also must recommend climbing the tower for spectacular views.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It is worth the effort and the cost. The view from the top is good and must be spectacular if you are lucky enough to get a non-hazy day. The stairs are done safely, but you need a moderate level of fitness. The art in the Pinoteca is worth a quick look and the room Dante visited is also of... More

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aurora
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I would say that my best memory of Italy was visiting San Gimignano. You have to go to the Torre Grossa and do the climb. The view is unbelievable. Also my best shopping was done there. Go visit.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I tried to count the steps up to the top of the Torre Grossa but lost count however the view from the top was well worth the effort of the climb, but only on a clear day.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Fantastic frescoes adorn the walls inside this historic building. The Sala di Dante actually witnessed a visit by Dante himself, when he visited San Gimignano on an embassy from Florence, to plead for support for the Guelf party. The room is decorated with the same frescoes he saw as he presented his case to the council. Other rooms are rich... More

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Cheltenham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was worth a visit and particularly if you can go early before the crowds. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and we paid a short visit to the museum areas. It was even of some interest to my teenage son who often lasts a few seconds looking at works of art! We climbed the tower which is via... More

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Newbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Torre Grossa has an amazing view but there are a couple of hundered steps - most of which are really easy but the last flight is a pretty narrow metal ladder which might be an issue if you're severely claustrophic or afraid of heights! The view is worth it though once you get to the top - breath taking... More

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

San Gimignano is known for its towers. There used to be around 70 during the middle age and about a dozen are still there today. Torre Grossa is one of these towers and, from what I understand, the only one you can visit. Not visiting the Torre Grossa would be like going to Paris and not going on the Eiffel... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We really lucked out because we arrived soon after this museum and tower opened so we were able to get to the top without standing in line. The stairs are easy to climb (they are *real* stairs, not 14th century stairs), but NB: there's a one-way ladder for the last leg of the climb which could be difficult for some.... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

It is the highest tower in San Gimignano and to climb up, sure is worth it! It costs €5 and it is not so tough to climb. Anyhow view is incredible. You can see the whole tuscan countryside (360 degrees). And appreciate the city of San Gim... completely, roofs, streets, squares, 14 towers and the walls. Incredible place for pictures... More

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