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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 286300
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Private Walking Tour - San Gimignano and its Towers
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Actually a good view

When you are looking for a skyline view, it is usually not a good idea to climb the tower in the middle but in this case you get rewarded with excellent scenery instead. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ronneby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are looking for a skyline view, it is usually not a good idea to climb the tower in the middle but in this case you get rewarded with excellent scenery instead. It is well worth the climb. Initially the steps are uneven and worn down but as soon as you reach the bottom of the tower, the stairs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palazzo Public is moderately interesting but the views from the tower are spectacular if you are ok with the climb. Quite hot (though not that arduous) and pass this over if you have a severe fear of heights.

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Thank Christopher S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Torre Grossa was such a lovely choice! The views are amazing....tiny homes, rooftops and the lushly manicured famous Tuscan landscape!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you buy a ticket for this you have it all, going up Torre Grossa with some incredible views of San Gimignano and the Tuscany hills ( warning it is hard work nearly 400 steps) and then you have a view of a great museum of icons and medieval art, I can't recommend it enough

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Take water and take your time. The climb up 214 steps goes, actually, quite quickly and the views are worth every step. Take the the to view the murals. Incredibly beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This give a great birds eye view over the town and into the far away Tuscan countryside. The beautiful roofs and coloured tiles make for some great photographic opportunities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We walked up to this area and found some lovely old buildings and courtyards. There are artists dotted about, painting and displaying their work, as well as people playing instruments softly. The views from the walls are stunning and you can see the whole twon from up here. An unforgettable visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

There are places where time seems to stand still. Ages pass and nothing changes. If you want to see a piece of medieval Italy you definitely need to visit a small town of San Gimignano

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Thank Nd M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

There are a butt load of stairs in the Torre Grossa but it is worth the climb. The views of San Gimignano and more importantly the surrounding valleys are breathtaking. You really can't go wrong here. There is a bit of a submarine hatch type ladder at the very top so it's not for the faint of heart or the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The view is fantastic as well as visiting the city. Interesting culture, food and shopping. Had a wonderful visit.

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