Torre Grossa (o Torre del palazzo del Podesta), San Gimignano

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
The seat of San Gimingnaro's civic authority since the 13th century, Torre Grossa (o Torre del palazzo del Podesta) is steeped in history and filled with medieval treasures. The iconic building, characterized by its large arched windows, contains a museum where some of the most famous and valuable artwork in its collection are displayed. Before entering, spend time exploring the courtyard, built in 1323, where you can view the coats-of-arms of those who have held public office in the municipality. Head inside to see works from famous Italian artists such as Sodoma, Pinturicchio, and Coppo di Marcovaldo. Make sure to climb to the top of the tower for views of the town and surrounding valleys. Take a look at our San Gimignano vacation builder to schedule your visit to Torre Grossa (o Torre del palazzo del Podesta) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Show me... Cost cost effort that are many steps and the last section po the vertical stairway s not suitable for everyone but certainly worth the effort to the views you'll notice from the top
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  • We were looking for a great place to look over san gimigiano, since we arrived at an early hour and the town was kinda empty, and we found out about the tower. The price is a bit of expansive, but onc...  read more »
  • It is the most beautiful experiences in San Giminiano, typical for its medieval towers. Rising costs but the stairs are wide and there are many breaks. It is one of the towers easier to climb from Italy since it is really wide! The last single section has a staircase marinera of 10 steps. The views of Tuscany are incredible. A mixture of rooftops, fields and sky. The entry is not face, 6 euros per person. Do not miss the small museum on the first level, it is small and usually have few people.
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  • one of the best sights and views in toscana. walking the streets and drinking wine is a must.
  • Great views of the surrounding area at a reasonable price to go up the tower!
  • After Siena San Gimighiano is ok, but not so exceptional.
  • Great view! But way overpriced!
  • Biggest tower in a city of towers. No lift. Great view where you can see all San Gimignano
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