Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa
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G.B.
699 contributions
The museum will never thrill you as much as the view
Sep 2021
I found the museum to be poorly maintained compared to all the other museums in the city. However, once up on the tower, the view will surely leave you breathless and, for that alone, is worth the price of the ticket.
Written November 9, 2021
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Ron T
Greenville, SC3,303 contributions
palace and tower similar to the one in Florence
Sep 2021
I was only able to see the outside of this impressive looking building while on a walking tour of the city.
Written October 9, 2021
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bruno l
Singapore, Singapore746 contributions
Best view of the City
Aug 2020
The climbing to the tower top will offer you the best views of the City - some interesting rooms as well to go through
Written October 25, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,527 contributions
Trully amazing
Jan 2020
Beautiful San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano's patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The most famous and highest preserved tower is, the Torre Grossa. There are very few destinations in the region that are as awe-inspiring as the Torre Grossa, the highest tower of San Gimignano. It is located in Piazza del Duomo, on Palazzo del Podestà's right side, and has always been the symbol of civic pride. The construction of the Torre Grossa started on August 21, 1300, four months after Dante Alighieri visited the city. Municipal authorities wanted to enrich San Gimignano with a tower that would become the city's symbol. The building fulfilled a military function, as a watchtower, and a civil one as a bell tower. The Palazzo Comunale, the former Town Hall, is also located in Piazza della Duomo. The Palazzo, which was used historically as the residence of the Podestà (the Mayor) and the meeting place of the Public Council, was constructed between 1289 and 1298. Today it serves as the historical seat of the Musei Civici (the Civic Museums founded in 1853) and houses the Pinacoteca or Picture Gallery. Ouer tour of the Palazzo Comunale takes us through the various Council Chambers decorated with beautiful frescoes and artwork of the Florentine School. In the “Sala di Dante“, the ancient Council Hall named in honor of poet Dante Alighieri, It is located Lippo Memmi’s wall-covering 14th century fresco titled Maestà (Majesty).
Written June 8, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Very nice little museum and wonderful views from the tower
Aug 2019 • Family
Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa are located in the center of San Gimignano, close to Piazza dei Duomo (Cathedral Square). This wonderful medieval tower is located in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. The museum is located in the highest tower of the city and here you can see some official rooms, paintings and statues. Also in the stairs to go up to the tower, you can see some videos about the history of the town. From the upper part of the tower, you will see wonderful views of this medieval town and grest views of the surrounding landscapes. Charming place!
(See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano and San Gimignano Bell Tower)
Written May 13, 2020
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Vacationmo
Calgary, Canada65 contributions
Bird's Eye View
Sep 2019
Get a fantastic overview of San Gimignano and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Other parts of the old city hall were also interesting.
Written October 14, 2019
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Cousy14
Boston, MA127 contributions
Top 5 views in Italy!
Jul 2019
Incredible views from the top of the Torre Grossa. The museum that comes with admission is ok, but the trip to the top is well worth it! You can see for miles and miles. We could see a storm three towns over. It was stunning!
Written September 2, 2019
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RFox1
Cheshire, UK139 contributions
Absolutely worth the climb!!
Aug 2019
Stunning views at the top of the tower- worth the climb! The entry free was reasonable... If in San Gimignano, this is a must do! We were staying in Volterra and did San Gimignano as a day trip, so didn’t have time to tick off all of the sights here, however I am glad we did this! Definitely recommend!
Written August 24, 2019
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Maryanne D
Sydney, Australia121 contributions
Stunning views
Jun 2019
Climb to the top if you are fit. Palazzo Publico is an entertaining spot to people watch. Gorgeous town to wander.
Written June 18, 2019
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Heli K
Lappeenranta, Finland1,273 contributions
For the sake of art
May 2019 • Friends
Palazzo del Popolo (Palazzo Comunale) in Piazza del Duomo has been municipal government building since it was built in the 13th century. There are beautiful and important frescos and painting (also non religious) in the building inside and also outside in the courtyard walls in their original surroundings. I found Lippo Memmi's frescos of ordinary marriage life most interesting. Their colors are still so beautiful.
Written May 12, 2019
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