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Museo Storico Della Tortura

Closes in 19 min: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Disturbing but Very Interesting

This museum will not be for everyone. We had one child who really wanted to visit this museum and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FamTravelCurator
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Vancouver, Canada
Chilling

The torture museum serves as a gruesome reminder of how sadistic humans have been, and in some... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
Matt K
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum will not be for everyone. We had one child who really wanted to visit this museum and another who was quite upset about the whole thing.You certainly do see the variety of torture devices used during the centuries and overall, it was quite...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

The torture museum serves as a gruesome reminder of how sadistic humans have been, and in some places continue to be. This small museum cost us €8 each. It's a small museum but with a lot of things to see. Despite that I still think...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Matt K
Reviewed July 30, 2019

I was not sure about going to the museum as some people on trip adviser stated that it was not worth it. Glad I did not bother about their reviews. I found it very interesting and unfortunately highlights man's inhumanity to fellow man. Yes its...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Perry G
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a medieval torture room reconstructed in San Gmignano in Tuscany.in museum form. We found it not necessary unless you are focused on the brutalities of the Middle Ages and beyond. There are wonderful restaurants, stores offering interesting things to buy, fabulous vistas down...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

The articles in this museum had more of a story behind them than the sister museum opposite. The translations were in English although not available for every display which was disappointing. With a bit more narrative it could have been more thought provoking rather than...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Scott C
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We bought tickets with the intent of seeing both this museum and the death museum. We toured this one and it was very nice to be able to read everything in English and they also had explanations. There were so very sad and graphic things...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

Loved every horrifying moment. A fascinating display of actual instruments and how they were used. Humans are just awful.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We were driving from Florence to Siena and I saw signs for the museum and made us stop. It was great! The little town is super cute too!

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Mean P
Reviewed July 5, 2015

We saw this place just off the main square and instantly our 10 year old wanted to view this display. Entry cost was approx 13 euro for t1 adult and one child. Very informative and a great display of all kinds of weird items some...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank varney4
Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a small museum that takes about an hour to go through thoroughly. It has descriptions of all the torture devices, and although helpful, some were difficult to read because of the uses of the objects! There was a small ticket fee, but you...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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