Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, San Gimignano

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Spine-chillingly creepy, Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano features a collection of medieval torture instruments. This attractions focuses on criminology, criminal law, and the medieval inquisition period, while a nearby sister museum concentrates on the death penalty. Exhibits explore the procedures commonly followed to eradicate the devil in men and women suspected of being guilty of heresy or witchcraft. Wax figures bring the pain and suffering to life on a walking tour of over 100 torture instruments from all over Europe and dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Take a look at our San Gimignano tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A little history didn't hurt. I knew what to expect :)! But I don't necessarily appreciate (I'm sensitive)! -18 years, I think.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Visit small museum out of curiosity, and we there discovered the cruelty of the human. Even if it s suspected a little... the Museum is well done well explained not essential but interesting.
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  • August 4, 2017
    A special Museum to visit if you want to understand the true nature of man/beast. Nice
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  • VERY gory. Do not take kids in here. In my opinion they shouldn't let kids in, it's not appropriate. If you're really into gory torture history, go at it... but I personally left after a few minutes. Not for the faint hearted.
  • Great museum, made with hard work and diligence. It is not for everyone!
  • The museum is very small, but the little town around it is awesome.
  • Great
  • Same idea as the ones in Amsterdam, London and other places

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Many private country mansions just minutes from San Gimignano's historical town center offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices, including access to free parking, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and satellite TV. Staying outside the busy town center allows you to rest in peace and privacy, just a short drive from all the urban action. Slightly more expensive, self-catering apartments in the city center offer comfortable suites, where you can cook your own meals and reach the best nightclubs on foot.
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