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Rocca of Montestaffoli

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Address: Via della Rocca, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Walk to the castle on this hilltop park to get a sweeping view of the...

Walk to the castle on this hilltop park to get a sweeping view of the town's many towers.

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Far from the madding srowd

A peaceful spot high above the town, with great views, cool breezes and not too many people. The classical guitarist playing under the trees added a wonderful ambience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 May 2014
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Travelling Europe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

A peaceful spot high above the town, with great views, cool breezes and not too many people. The classical guitarist playing under the trees added a wonderful ambience.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is one of the very best places to see enchanting views of the wonderful medieval town of San Gimignano. At the right times of day it must be a photographer's paradise. The Rocca used to be a castle and from the viewpoint one can see the towers of the town which are absolutely amazing and the surrounding countryside. It... More 

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stoke on trent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

We enjoyed a great display of medieval flag waving and food tasting, lovely place to visit in the evening to watch the sunsets

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

San Gimignano, what a stunning pace, OK there will probably be too many tourists whatever time you go but what atmosphere, what wonderful views, what amazing architecture. Ensure you have your camera batteries fully charged because you will need them. If you want a snack there is a Pizza house in the main street which sells slices, admittedly for around... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

The Rocca is a beautiful place to just sit and unwind and listen to the occasional musician play. I love going there very early in the morning or late in the evening when it is more quite and a totally different place. Unfortunately many people just walk up the steps to the viewpoint take a photo and come back down,... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

We visited this location twice during our trip to San Gimignano. Once in the late afternoon and once in the morning around 8:00am. The light was completely different at both times and it's recommended getting up early to see the place with no one around. Everyone is goes to the overlook point next to the wine museum, but be sure... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Lovely little outdoor area with fantastic views , only a little walk from the Main Street but well worth a visit. If you are lucky someone may be playing a harp while you walk around, and a great little wine shop with the history of the local grapes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

If you want to see Tuscany, this is the best place. There is a steep climb from the courtyard so make sure you have a good set of shoes. However, even an older group of people were able to climb with zero issues. Additionally, the city was putting on a medieval festival on 15 Jun which made for an awesome... More 

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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Not much left of the fortress but the views are worth the climb and there are a few benches for a shady seat among the olive trees.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

This was probably our highlight on visiting the town on a wet and windy Thursday. Our visit wasn't helped by the weather, but having the beautiful medieval town totally over run with 'white van men' and market stalls obliterating the view of the piazzas and buildings, plus bus loads of tourists and school parties, I would fully recommend an early... More 

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