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Museo Storico Della Tortura

Via del Castello 1, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 942243
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The articles in this museum had more of a story behind them than the sister museum opposite. The... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2017
Scott C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not Bad

We bought tickets with the intent of seeing both this museum and the death museum. We toured this... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2016
Rockford, Illinois
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Jun 9, 2017
“Interesting ”
Mar 14, 2016
“Not Bad”
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Via del Castello 1, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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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

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

Thank bleum00n812
Reviewed March 10, 2016

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

Thank Michelle P
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!

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

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

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed December 14, 2014

This museum is not for everyone. Many of the depictions of torture are very life-like (which means gruesome in this context!). But they have done a wonderful job of displaying an amazing array of torture tactics, equipment, philosophy, etc. They say you can tour through...More

1  Thank 105jimk
Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went into this museum with friends on a whim and I'm glad I did. If anything, it reassured me that I was definitely born in the right century. Some of the methods of torture on display I'd never heard of at all and I'm...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The most important thing about this museum was that it made me think. Firstly one looks at the inhumanity of man in days past, but then you realise that many of these things still happen today in a 'civilised' world but that it is numbed...More

Thank Antalyaman
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Never see such a comprehensive array of torture instruments, some we had never heard of before. Awful to believe people actually carried out these gruesome and awful tortures on other human beings. Worth the entrance fee though.

Thank Soula50
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