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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
0577 286300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Centreville, Virginia
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258 reviews 258 reviews
187 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
7 attraction reviews
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
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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Moscow, Russia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great possibility to climb the biggest tower of San Gimignano and see the picturesque Toscana hill views. It has no elevator so be prepared to climb the stairs, it is sometimes quite difficult to climb but definitely worth it.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

There is not much to say - the view is absolutely stunning. However, my biggest complaint is about the ticket policy - if you want to charge 7,5 euro for a tower, do it, but dont force people to buy a combined ticket for a museum and some other exhibition nobody wants to see, they will only get angry. The... More

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Italy
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Excellent view from the top of TORRE GROSSA in San Gimignano - 216 steps and easy but lots of people doing the same. You pay 7 euros per person and it is worth it! You see the Tuscan landscape in all senses and take lovelly pictures from the top of the tower. Go for it!!!!!

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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126 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

In our opinion, San Gimignano is one of the most special towns in Tuscany and few would be disappointed with time spent here appreciating and exploring the fascinating medieval streets and incredibly well preserved buildings. The Palazzo Pubblico is one of the major areas of town to visit and the gigantic Torre Grossa is an extraordinary structure which, if climbed,... More

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