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“Best view in San Gimignano.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa
Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
0577 286300
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“Best view in San Gimignano.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

From atop this tower (the highest one you can climb in San Gimignano), you can see nearly all of San Gimignano and the surrounding countryside. Given the number and height of the towers in the town, this is really the only way to appreciate the entire city. You feel doubly as high at the top as well, because the town is atop a large hill, so you get to appreciate the distance to the surrounding areas. This was a pretty easy climb to the top, and well worth it.

Visited March 2013
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“Climb the tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We only payed the admission for the tower, and it is worth the visit. Thw view is great and there is plently of space on the top. The iron (net) stairs are a see-through, could be hard for those with hight problem.

Visited May 2013
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“Worth it for the Torre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The museum itself is nothing too special, though it has some nice artefacts and art from San Gimigano's history, its collection is a little limited. The highlight is far and away the Torre Grossa, which is more than worth the climb to the top! Stunning views over Tuscany and the city below -- visit in the morning or evening for best lighting of the landscape!

Visited April 2013
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“Gorgeous view from the Torre Grossa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

The palace is a must see in San Gimignano. Of particular note the tower, called Torre Grossa because it is the highest and biggest tower in San Gimignano. From the top, you have a wonderful view of San Gimignano as well as the surrounding hills.

Visited April 2013
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a must visit place in San Gimignano. The views are fantastic and the artwork inside is great.

Visited September 2012
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