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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 286300
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Private Walking Tour - San Gimignano and its Towers
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Great piece of history

Take a look into the yard - without entrance fee you can see there some pictures on the walls. Very impressing architecture

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a look into the yard - without entrance fee you can see there some pictures on the walls. Very impressing architecture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

There are so many gorgeous views all around San Gimignano and Tuscany that I'm not sure you need to climb these stairs to get a higher view. But the climb isn't too bad as long as you don't mind being on metal, grate stairs (not particularly great for those of us with height issues).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

On our tour of Tuscany, we stopped at this old hill-top medieval town in Tuscany, known as the "Town of Fine Towers" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, there are still 14 stone towers remaining and you are able to climb the tallest of these called Torre Grossa. From the top you get stunning views of the town &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hilltop town with 14 stone towers. You can climb up to the top of this one for some lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and of course the other towers. Doesn't seem to have changed much since medieval times. Very tranquil.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

It's well worth visiting the Civico Torre Grossa the tallest tower in San Gimignano, to get an understanding about the history of the town and also fir the great view of the town from the high vantage point. You can buy a pass that covers the Torre, Duomo, Museo Arte Sacre, and Santa Chiara fir 12 Euros each. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Go to the top of Torre Grossa and you have the most amazing view of San Gimignano and the whole valley. It is really worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 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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