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Torre Grossa (o Torre del palazzo del Podesta)

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 286300
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Along with the Clock Tower, the Podesta's Palace Towers are the most...

Along with the Clock Tower, the Podesta's Palace Towers are the most impressive as they look out over the Piazza Duomo.

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Beautiful view over san gimigiano!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Eli S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

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 once u reach to the top- you find out that its worth the price... I would recommend to get there... More 

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Thank Eli S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Climbed the torre. It is worth the climb. I would not recommend it, if you are afraid of heights or have certain walking impairment. The final ladder is very narrow and you have to be aware of your head.

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Thank Fernando B
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth the €7.50 to climb the tower for some spectacular views around San Gimignano! A great overview of every angle of the town, as well as all over the nearby countryside! Just to note that the staircase is a modernised metal staircase around the inside of the tower, leaving an open void to look down inside the tower. All... More 

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Thank TimR1991
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were early (9.30 am) and it was very quiet. As you'd expect stunning views of the town and the Tuscan countryside - head room at bottom and top of final ladder is restricted!! The ticket also includes entry to the Musei Civici and Duomo - all well worth seeing - beautiful early frescos and paintings.

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Thank DavidJ1258
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Chose this one because it was the highest, although I don't think you can pick a bad one - views are all going to be pretty much the same and very pretty. Didn't opt for the museum option - tower only 7.50 Euros. Any height concerns will be exposed on the way up with the staircase - a ladder and... More 

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Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The climb is a little scary (at least it was for me!). but so worth it. The last leg is a tiny ladder, which can cause a traffic jam for people coming and going, but I didn't mind it. The views from the top a truly remarkable: you can see the whole countryside, and it's gorgeous! I enjoyed looking around... More 

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Thank Karen C
Broadbottom, Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped off in this historic hill town on the way from Pisa to Siena. It's all about the towers and you just have to climb the tallest one! 7.50€ entrance fee includes tower and small museum and gallery. On a clear day you can see for miles.

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Thank Dale T
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I think it was about 12-17 EUR (can't remember exactly) to visit the tower and the museum. No option to skip the museum, you have to pay for both. There is a nice courtyard which was pleasant to walk in and take photos.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

When you are looking for a skyline view, it is usually not a good idea to climb the tower in the middle but in this case you get rewarded with excellent scenery instead. It is well worth the climb. Initially the steps are uneven and worn down but as soon as you reach the bottom of the tower, the stairs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A visit to this palace is absolutely wonderful, great palace, a couple of museums, one wonderful of medieval religious work of art and the best views of Tuscany around

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