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Museo Storico Della Tortura

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AlbertSalichs wrote a review May 2020
Manresa, Spain8075 contributions867 helpful votes
Museo Storico della Tortura is the typical museum located in an old medieval town, where you can see a lot of medieval torture objects and the description of them. Also, here you can see a exposition about death penalty (in fact, they are two museums, one about torture and other one about death penalty). The museum is located in the medieval town called San Gimignano, in the Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. Really the explanations are very interesting (generally these museums only explain morbid things, but this is very correct and you can learn a lot of mad things, but historical ones in Europe). So, I recommend a visit of these museums, better without children. (See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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FamTravelCurator wrote a review Aug 2019
Vancouver, Canada108 contributions76 helpful votes
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 informative. It is a small museum, but I think it was the right size - you would not want to spend a lot of time in a bigger torture museum.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Matt K wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom49 contributions57 helpful votes
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 the price is a little high. The museum has a vast collection of implements and artifacts from all over the globe and from different times. All displays had English translations so we were able to read them too. When we went there was also a small exhibition on Leonardo DaVinci and his military machines. Unfortunately I found this part of the museum severely lacking and more an after thought.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Perry G wrote a review Jul 2019
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom264 contributions162 helpful votes
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 gruesome but that was how the world was in those days ( not much better now ). When you buy a ticket for this museum you also get entry to another one. The lady at the counter will tell you how to get there. They are quite close together.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Lindathesilkpainter wrote a review Nov 2018
San Rafael, California54 contributions11 helpful votes
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 on the plains of Tuscany and two of the best homemade gelaterias in Italy. Who needs The Rack, and other ugly forms of torture? Skip it for more interesting living businesses to explore.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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