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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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Spectacular views over San Gimignano

We climbed the tower which was hard work but well worth it. Great views over the rooftops and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melchisedek
via mobile
Fantastic view of San Gimignano

The climb will make you sweat and especially the last stairs are not for the faint hearted, but the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Morten R
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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 good33%
  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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“easy climb” (5 reviews)
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Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
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+39 0577 286300
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"watch your head"
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"easy climb"
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"worth the climb"
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"torre grossa"
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"tallest tower"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We climbed the tower which was hard work but well worth it. Great views over the rooftops and across the countryside. Make sure you have your camera handy. Recommended

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The climb will make you sweat and especially the last stairs are not for the faint hearted, but the pay off is a fantastic view of San Gimignano. It is by far the highest view poin of the town, and you can see very far....More

Thank Morten R
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Relatively easy climb to the top apart from the last leg ladder to the belfry but oh, what a view. Look down on the other towers and enjoy the AV display on the way up. Do not miss the Pinoteca and it's frescos which tells...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

It's easy to climb but keep your head at the top of the tower and be ready for the view of fantastic medieval town and Tuscany hills.

Thank tanati
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

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
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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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
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