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Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
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Need a reason to complete a degree in Italian Studies? Here it is. Intellectually challenging

Not that my visit there after completing three years of college level Italian plus a degree in Spanish contributed minimally to my pleasure there, but I wouldn't have gone without... read more

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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not that my visit there after completing three years of college level Italian plus a degree in Spanish contributed minimally to my pleasure there, but I wouldn't have gone without the knowledge of those two languages. Extremely crowded on many days. I did climb the torre grossa and I did walk around the interior streets of the city leading to... More 

Thank GiudoLocattelli
Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

San Gimignano is a charming medieval town and a must visit in Tuscany. You can feel the amazing spirit in every street you walk. The views are really outstanding, esp. if you climb to the top of Torre Grossa. Check for yourself, you won't regret!

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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Reviewed 14 October 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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Reviewed 26 September 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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Reviewed 29 August 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 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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Reviewed 24 July 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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Reviewed 7 July 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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Reviewed 7 July 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.

Thank Christopher S

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