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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, Sights & Landmarks
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Eustis, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Australia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
70 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
223 helpful votes 223 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
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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78 attraction reviews
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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