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. To visit Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano and other attractions in San Gimignano, use our San Gimignano trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • nothing to say except it's horrible and deroutannt we are outraged to even so many bad things in this beautiful town
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  • Like all museums of this type, also of San Gimignano is leaving the observer often somewhat dumfounded, experience is sometimes strong when you consider that what is exposed is part of a story that is real
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  • A very interesting visit that can not miss coming to San Gimignano. With just one ticket you can visit also the other Museum, the death penalty. Not for the sensitive.
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  • Great place to visit during day time and summer seasone. the place is little bit high but you have alot what to see :) good luck !
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  • A very interesting collection of torture instruments combined with detailed descriptions of torture methods throughout history. The ticket is combined with the museum of death penalty, which is about 500 meters further down the road. Both museums are in medieval buildings with bare stone walls. The light is dim, and only the display cases are illuminated, which generate a rather spooky atmosphere. One should the take time to read all panels, since they provide a lot of information. A number of wax figures and old stitches show how certain tortures were executed and give a pretty gruesome picture of the consequences for the victims. It is surprising that some (naive?) parents drag their little ones through this museum. This is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
  • Small but worth a visit to get out of the hot sun. Plus ticket gets you into another museum. Not for the squeamish
  • Very exciting place if you're not afraid of going into the scary and dark part of the italian history. Good experience but it was too hard to find the second building of the museum in the city because of the few signs and guidance.
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