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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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  • Tallest Tower in San Gimignano, an attraction, the entrance includes the Museum of the municipality; breathtaking views of the city and enjoys hills!
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  • The great tower is the highest Tower of San Gimignano (hence the name) and is located in piazza del Duomo, next to palazzo nuovo del Podestà. The Tower rests on a passage turned and, like all other San Gimignano towers, square base. The stone is cut into regular drafts well. The tower can be visited on the same ticket of the Civic Museum.
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  • The towers of san Gimignano are too features. Advice to so many to visit the old town which has a unique and unrepeatable beauty.
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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!