Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, San Gimignano

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History Museum
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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  • For 2 adults and one child spent 27 euros. For what it offers is a little expensive. Well reconstructed torture devices and scenes that bother her. Eye that there are other 2 museums of torture that would be competition. This in via San Giovanni, which is divided into two structures, is the town's most popular
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  • the viciousness and the sadism of the people since ancient times had no limits to the imagination, here you can find everything to the punitive systems for kids BEACUSE
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  • This museum is very disturbing, you can read the explanations of the methods of torture while looking at the instruments. But it's also interesting to learn about the crazy things that were happening ...  more »
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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.
  • The museum is very small, but the little town around it is awesome.
  • Same idea as the ones in Amsterdam, London and other places
  • Got me thinking about how many and what changes there have been throughout history. Beautiful old but very nice also the modern city. Really nice and interesting
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  • An interesting Museum which reveals the brutality of man over the centuries. Undoubtedly "creepy" but does reflect on what (and how) societies have evolved. Highly recommended (not too if you are with kids)
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