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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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Neat climb & great views

I had about an hour to spend in San Gimignano (via tour bus) and this was a neat activity to do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael R
fun climb, great views

After a visit a couple of years ago with a tour group to a local agro tourism farm a few kilometres... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter P
Sudbury, Canada
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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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  • Average6%
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“easy climb” (5 reviews)
Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 286300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 28 February 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
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Torre Grossa is the tallest tower in the city and offers spectacular views overlooking San Gimignano - you can see for miles. There is a €7.50 fee to climb to the top and this includes entrance to the Pinacoteca Civica & Duomo). The stairway...More

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trip out to see some of the medieval buildings and towers. The tower itself is a fairly easy walk up steps although the ladder at the top to get outside was a bit tricky with smaller children. The views of the town...More

Thank Luke J
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