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Tallest of the 13 remaining towers

The tower homes for which San Gimignano is known were built by noble families in the 12th and 13th... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kyle S
Unique chance to go inside and on top of an ancient stone tower. PLAN ahead!

This is a unique chance to go inside and on top of an ancient stone tower. PLAN ahead, both for... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
JohnInItaly
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tower homes for which San Gimignano is known were built by noble families in the 12th and 13th century. These once dominated the town's skyline and were so constructed to proclaim wealth and to provide protection. During this time , the town was an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed December 18, 2018

This is a unique chance to go inside and on top of an ancient stone tower. PLAN ahead, both for wait times inside, and for the fact that there are a lot of stairs to climb!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The AV display in the way up the tower was very tacky, loud and ill thought out. Intimidated my 4 year old to the point where she wouldn't climb the tower. More suitable to a queue for a rollercoaster at a theme park. She'd walked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yakhar
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Everyone elses reviews are accurate. Not too bad a climb, really, modern metal stairs full on until the last ladder. Thats kinda tight, but then I am 6 ft 4 and 260 lbs . I would mention that the ladder has people standing below you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Built in the year 1310, the 54 meters high tower is the tallest in the city and one of the best-known medieval monuments in Tuscany. It is adjacent to Palazzo Comunale and you can visit both with the same ticket. The effort of climbing 218...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Standing 60 meters above ground on top of Torre Grossa on a clear day, you will get an amazing view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Back in the days when patrician families controlled San Gimignano, Torre Grossa was one of 72 tower-houses (some of which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was a nice climb with a most beautiful view from the top of the tower. Do not miss. Tallest tower in the town of towers...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Akivz
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Worth the walk to the top for the great views of the town and surrounding countryside. You can get a pass for this & various other attractions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Les C
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The views from the top are incredible. You need to be reasonably able to climb the last ladder and be careful not to bang your head! Just under 10 Euro for a relatively short visit and the country side views are available from elsewhere for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave186225
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

The Torre Grossa is probably the tallest tower you can climb in San G. It's in a central position by the main squares and cathedral so easy enough to find. Some useful things to know are: - views from top are splendid and panoramic; the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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