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Torre Grossa (o Torre del palazzo del Podesta)

Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 286300
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Worth the Trip & the Stair Workout

My wife and I had a day to ourselves and the staff at Il Castelfalfi encouraged us to visit San... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jay M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great views!

Buy the tickets for several sites when you visit this tower. So much fun! Easy to climb except... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Jody B
Sartell, Minnesota
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
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“easy climb” (5 reviews)
Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 286300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a day to ourselves and the staff at Il Castelfalfi encouraged us to visit San Gimignano. While we were there we walked all around the old part of town and Torre Grossa. The highlight was the walk up the stairs...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Buy the tickets for several sites when you visit this tower. So much fun! Easy to climb except for the last level with a ladder climb. So beautiful to see the while city!

Thank Jody B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I had about an hour to spend in San Gimignano (via tour bus) and this was a neat activity to do. The ticket was 9 euros. The entrance wasn't busy, but at the top there was a bottleneck and took awhile to get to finish...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 9 October 2017

After a visit a couple of years ago with a tour group to a local agro tourism farm a few kilometres away, I had to finally visit the town of San Gimignano. It is really touristy just like the guide books says but the history...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 October 2017

One could esily spend an hour up there exploring the countryside with binoculars or a telelens. Just beware of the ladders to get there though, not for even mildly handicapped people.

Thank P J
Reviewed 30 September 2017

great walk up the tower, it is a little on the pricey side at €9 each. It was good to see the views and as it was something my husband wanted to do I went along. I enjoyed the movie that's played as we walked...More

Thank Marianne J
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Whilst I understand that this is a tourist town, the price to climb the tower is as steep as the final ladder ascent - 9€ for me and 7€ for my 8 year old son. Still, the views at the top are worth the climb,...More

Thank GeeC5
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

San gimignano is a great medieval town. It's worth it! But climbing in the Grossa Tower it's not worth! Very expensive and not a great view, is a view u cand enjoy in panormanic areas around the city. The museum has only two small rooms.

Thank ioaname
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is the tallest tower of the 7 (?) in San Gimignano. The staircase has been replaced with modern wide metal stairs, making it really easy to climb, also with young children. There are only 218 steps to climb and you get to a really...More

Thank Oded I
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you are experiencing an overload from the grandeur and magnificence of Florence and Siena, a relaxing reprieve to the Tuscan countryside is in order. Surrounded by rolling hills covered with vineyards, the fortified hilltop village of San Gimignano with its skyscraper-like towers is just...More

Thank DonnaandCraig
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