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Torre Grossa, San Gimignano
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Steeped in history, Torre Grossa draws visitors with its intricate architecture, important artwork, and impressive views of Tuscany. The 13th-century palace stands on the ruins of an even older building. As the seat of local government for centuries, the building houses civic offices of the town council on the ground floor. Explore the upper levels to find the civic museum and gallery, featuring the former council chamber, and beautiful frescoes painted by the likes of Coppo di Marcovaldo, Lippo Memmi, and Benozzo Gozzoli. Climb to the top of the palace's tower for one of the best views of Tuscany. Put Torre Grossa at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Gimignano itinerary planner.
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  • The palazzo comunale (13th century), is decorated with interesting frescoes. Is accessed by a small courtyard decorated with frescoes. Hosts a nice art gallery with paintings by several authors, including Pinturicchio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Mainardi. In the room dedicated to Dante Alighieri, who visited in 1300, a beautiful cycle of frescoes with hunting scenes and chivalrous life and the great fresco of the Majesty of Lippo Memmi. The Palace leads to the highest Tower of San Gimignano, known as the "great tower", the highest of the village, ben 54 meters.
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  • The Palazzo itself has nothing surprising, but to climb the tower is very beautiful. Has a panorama of the Tuscan countryside and enjoy the beautiful view of the city.
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  • Is a nice ride, explore all the Palazzo and climb the tower where there is a view of San Giminiano unique, worth
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  • Beautiful city! Has 52 towers! Of witch I saw 12 maybe
  • Incredible 360° views of the city and countryside. Worth the ticket price and provides unique glimpse into these early medieval tower dwellings of the rich. Some well preserved art on the lower floors including two Filippino Lippi paintings
  • Beautiful panorama from there. Pricey but worth the climb
  • If you had enough time to do one thing only in San Gimignano then climbing the Torre Grossa is it. It's the tallest of the historic towns towers and offers panoramic views of not just the town but the hills around it.
  • Great views of the surrounding area at a reasonable price to go up the tower!