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Rocca of Montestaffoli

Via della Rocca, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Private Tour: San Gimignano Walking Tour
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Walk to the castle on this hilltop park to get a sweeping view of the town's many towers.
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Via della Rocca, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were quite sad that we did not get up the tower (we were 5 minutes too late) as we really wanted to get a good view from above. So, we were so happy to stumble upon this vista point. There are wonderful views of...More

1  Thank Erin S
Reviewed 20 August 2016

To reach the Rocca of Montestaffoli and the best views of the surrounding countryside (this is free so no ticket entry to climb the tower) walk a few minutes from the Piazza Duomo and you will not be disappointed. This was the towns fortress which...More

2  Thank Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

An easy walk up behind the duomo (coming from the main shopping road). A lovely spot to get a nearly 360 degree view of San Gimignano and the surrounding vineyards of Tuscany. Definitely worth a quick stop to the viewing platform!

1  Thank suzelarson
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

San Gimignano is a delightful town, beautiful to admire from afar and wonderful to stroll around. For a stunning view of the Tuscan countryside walk the short distance to the walls and up a few steps to the viewing point. There were only a few...More

Thank Moriston
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Short walk, short climb, best way to see the arrea around this wonderful hilltop town. Better than going up the bell tower. Brring your camera.

1  Thank beavertontim
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Walk from Piazza del Duomo via Piazza del' Erbe for wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Well-preserved fortifications give a good idea of "medieval fortified spaces". The Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine museum is well worth a visit - try the wine, it is excellent.

1  Thank merrytree
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were walking around and stumbled upon the Roccca. There is a little tower you can climb for great sky line views. We felt like children on an adventure exploring a castle.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is the remains of a wonderful fortress to climb up onto the walls to admire the view. This is the sort of place children think of as a proper castle

Thank rodneycs
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Through a recommendation we hiked up the hill to get to Rocca of Montestaffoli and the views from the top were worth the walk. There were a number of small artists along the way that were painting and had some works of art on sale....More

Thank Trvlchic5
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Don't pay to climb the towers that dot the skyline. This fortress west of the Piazza della Cisterna offers free views and the best panoramic of the city. Definitely a must-visit while in San Gimignano.

Thank Phu C
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