Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, San Gimignano
(3.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It's really impressive to see all the torture methods invented by man. Some are still used. Good information on each room. It's worth the time.
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  • I like a lot. Fascinante. Better than the Museum of torture that if located in Brugge. Well worth the visit. The place was a room of 14 century Gullo n ' el.
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  • I was there with my children and I have to say is well done, allows you to make a path with jump in ' culture ' from the past up to the present day (electric chair and gas chamber). There are strong images but I think, if they are accompanied by explanations, will give children the opportunity to understand and memorize.
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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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