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Be careful what you wear

Everyone elses reviews are accurate. Not too bad a climb, really, modern metal stairs full on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ericebe
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Worth the climb

Built in the year 1310, the 54 meters high tower is the tallest in the city and one of the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Along with the Clock Tower, the Podesta's Palace Towers are the most impressive as they look out over the Piazza Duomo.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The AV display in the way up the tower was very tacky, loud and ill thought out. Intimidated my 4 year old to the point where she wouldn't climb the tower. More suitable to a queue for a rollercoaster at a theme park. She'd walked...More

Thank yakhar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone elses reviews are accurate. Not too bad a climb, really, modern metal stairs full on until the last ladder. Thats kinda tight, but then I am 6 ft 4 and 260 lbs . I would mention that the ladder has people standing below you...More

Thank ericebe
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Built in the year 1310, the 54 meters high tower is the tallest in the city and one of the best-known medieval monuments in Tuscany. It is adjacent to Palazzo Comunale and you can visit both with the same ticket. The effort of climbing 218...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Standing 60 meters above ground on top of Torre Grossa on a clear day, you will get an amazing view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Back in the days when patrician families controlled San Gimignano, Torre Grossa was one of 72 tower-houses (some of which...More

Thank faeimmmario
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was a nice climb with a most beautiful view from the top of the tower. Do not miss. Tallest tower in the town of towers...

Thank Akivz
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Worth the walk to the top for the great views of the town and surrounding countryside. You can get a pass for this & various other attractions.

Thank Les C
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The views from the top are incredible. You need to be reasonably able to climb the last ladder and be careful not to bang your head! Just under 10 Euro for a relatively short visit and the country side views are available from elsewhere for...More

Thank Dave186225
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The Torre Grossa is probably the tallest tower you can climb in San G. It's in a central position by the main squares and cathedral so easy enough to find. Some useful things to know are: - views from top are splendid and panoramic; the...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I walked up a few towers in Italy, in Florence, Sienna, and Lucca. Torre Grossa in San Gimi was definitely the best one. The town is beautiful and surrounded by the most amazing countryside. If you do one tower in Tuscany, do this one. It...More

Thank mcfrommelbourne
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must do in San Gimignano! I was incredibly fatigued by the time I saw those stairs but it was so worth it in the end. This is the best way to see the entire town and get spectacular views of the Tuscan...More

Thank Jaime L
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