Torre Grossa, San Gimignano
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The tallest structure in San Gimignano is the Torre Grossa at the right of the Palazzo Communale. If one is strong enough to climb to the top, do so, since it is included in the entry entry fee along with the art museum. The view at the top provides a full 360 degree odf the surrounding hillsides as well as the town below.
Attached to Palazzo Comunale, the 54-metre Torre Grossa is San Gimignano's highest tower. It was built between 1300 and 1311 and is one of seven towers surrounding Piazza del Duomo. However, it is the only one of San Gimignano's towers that is open to the public with access provided through il Museo Civico. Although I chose not to climb it, I imagine the views from the top are stunning.
The towers grew taller and taller until some bureaucrat with a very small tower one day said: "Your towers can not be any bigger than our official San Gimignano City tower".
Here it is, the Torre Grossa (the Big Tower), the biggest tower in town
Overlooking Piazza del Duomo is "Torre Grossa" with its 52 mt high tower, the highest tower in the town. Wonderful views are reserved for those who brave the steps! Also in the building is the civic museum with many works of art. According to the brochure, the most important works are:
"Annunciazione" by Filippo Lippi, (1482), the "Crucifix" by Marcovaldo (1260), the tabernacle of Santa Fina, the patron saint of San Gimignano and "Madonna in Gloria", painted by Pinturicchio in 1512, and the fresco "Maestà" by Lippo Memmi, painted in 1317.
A part of the Palazzo Communale, the town hall is the climb up to the highest tower of San Gimignano, the "Torre Grossa". You shoulnd´t mind the stairs, the views from there are terrific. And it´s not so high as the sights in Siena and Florence...
On one hand you have the city from above and on the other hand you get a fantstic view over the tuscan hills around San Gimignano.
It costs 5€ all together.
On the right of the facade of the Palazzo del Popolo there is the TORRE GROSSA that is 54 tall. The tower was built in 1300.
The Torre Grossa (Great Tower) was built in 1311 and is 54 metres high. It can be visited as part of the Civic Museum. The views of the town and surrounding countryside of spectacular.