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Rocca of Montestaffoli

San Gimignano, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Castles
Description: Walk to the castle on this hilltop park to get a sweeping view of the town's many towers.
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stoke on trent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We enjoyed a great display of medieval flag waving and food tasting, lovely place to visit in the evening to watch the sunsets

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

San Gimignano, what a stunning pace, OK there will probably be too many tourists whatever time you go but what atmosphere, what wonderful views, what amazing architecture. Ensure you have your camera batteries fully charged because you will need them. If you want a snack there is a Pizza house in the main street which sells slices, admittedly for around... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The Rocca is a beautiful place to just sit and unwind and listen to the occasional musician play. I love going there very early in the morning or late in the evening when it is more quite and a totally different place. Unfortunately many people just walk up the steps to the viewpoint take a photo and come back down,... More

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Paris, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We visited this location twice during our trip to San Gimignano. Once in the late afternoon and once in the morning around 8:00am. The light was completely different at both times and it's recommended getting up early to see the place with no one around. Everyone is goes to the overlook point next to the wine museum, but be sure... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Lovely little outdoor area with fantastic views , only a little walk from the Main Street but well worth a visit. If you are lucky someone may be playing a harp while you walk around, and a great little wine shop with the history of the local grapes.

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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you want to see Tuscany, this is the best place. There is a steep climb from the courtyard so make sure you have a good set of shoes. However, even an older group of people were able to climb with zero issues. Additionally, the city was putting on a medieval festival on 15 Jun which made for an awesome... More

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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
60 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Not much left of the fortress but the views are worth the climb and there are a few benches for a shady seat among the olive trees.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This was probably our highlight on visiting the town on a wet and windy Thursday. Our visit wasn't helped by the weather, but having the beautiful medieval town totally over run with 'white van men' and market stalls obliterating the view of the piazzas and buildings, plus bus loads of tourists and school parties, I would fully recommend an early... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I only had a limited time in San G. and took the advice of the contributor of 22 April and visited the rocca rather than climb one of the city towers. Big mistake. The climbable part of the castle was at the rear of the building and the view over the town was restricted by trees and walls and thus... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This place is located in the upper part of San Gimignano it has a small observatory tower, the vie of Tuscany is amazing. The view of the towers of San Gimignano is beautiful.

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