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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 view from the top of the tower is stunning. The entire field around the medieval town. View over Piazza Duomo. Before climbing, you can see a small Palace with some showrooms and several frescoes.
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  •  Duomo square of San Gimignano.       Palace was built in the 13th century, is now becoming the Town Hall, City Museum of art.  72 in the heyday of the City Tower.  You can climb the tower is now 14, is located here. Could climb because I didn't have the confidence view from the top is spectacular.
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  • The Palace is located in the Centre of town and like the whole historic centre is protected by UNESCO. Torre Grossa is one of the most interesting city tower and stands on her climb.
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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!