Torre Grossa, San Gimignano

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#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in San Gimignano
Steeped in history, Torre Grossa draws visitors with its intricate architecture, important artwork, and impressive views of Tuscany. The 13th-century palace stands on the ruins of an even older building. As the seat of local government for centuries, the building houses civic offices of the town council on the ground floor. Explore the upper levels to find the civic museum and gallery, featuring the former council chamber, and beautiful frescoes painted by the likes of Coppo di Marcovaldo, Lippo Memmi, and Benozzo Gozzoli. Climb to the top of the palace's tower for one of the best views of Tuscany. To visit Torre Grossa and other attractions in San Gimignano, use our San Gimignano holiday website .
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  • The big tower, the tallest tower of San Gimignano that towers over the city. From the top of the tower you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding countryside expertly designed with vineyards, olive groves and rows of cypress trees. I recommend the cumulative 13 euro ticket which includes in addition to the tower also the municipal building, the cathedral, the spice of Santa Fina, the archaeological museum and the church of San Lorenzo. A veritable treasure of artistic treasures of enchanting beauty that still speaks to us today and tells us about our roots and the greatness of Italian culture.
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  • Incredible views from the top of the Torre Grossa. The museum that comes with admission is ok, but the trip to the top is well worth it! You can see for miles and miles. We could see a storm three tow...  more »
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