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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  • Unfortunately, a visit to the Torre Grossa is not free, but it is worth visiting the tower, as you have a wonderful view of San Gimignano and its surroundings from up here. The ascent is relatively easy, as it is mostly a spacious staircase, only at the end it becomes short on the ladder. Who has enough time and the weather is reasonably right to visit!
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  • Get a fantastic overview of San Gimignano and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Other parts of the old city hall were also interesting.  more »
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