We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (300)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“easy climb”(6 reviews)
“torre grossa”(10 reviews)
“worth the climb”(11 reviews)
Along with the Clock Tower, the Podesta's Palace Towers are the most impressive as they look out over the Piazza Duomo.
Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 286300
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Torre Grossa (o Torre del palazzo del Podesta)
from USD 87.59
More Info
from USD 183.24
More Info
Reviews (341)
Filter reviews
78 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews easy climb torre grossa worth the climb watch your head tallest tower musei civici highest view high tower frescoes depicting tuscan countryside last leg metal staircase small museum rolling hills visit san gimignano medieval city ladder
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 78 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2019

The tower homes for which San Gimignano is known were built by noble families in the 12th and 13th century. These once dominated the town's skyline and were so constructed to proclaim wealth and to provide protection. During this time , the town was an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 19 December 2018

This is a unique chance to go inside and on top of an ancient stone tower. PLAN ahead, both for wait times inside, and for the fact that there are a lot of stairs to climb!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The AV display in the way up the tower was very tacky, loud and ill thought out. Intimidated my 4 year old to the point where she wouldn't climb the tower. More suitable to a queue for a rollercoaster at a theme park. She'd walked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank yakhar
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Everyone elses reviews are accurate. Not too bad a climb, really, modern metal stairs full on until the last ladder. Thats kinda tight, but then I am 6 ft 4 and 260 lbs . I would mention that the ladder has people standing below you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ericebe
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Built in the year 1310, the 54 meters high tower is the tallest in the city and one of the best-known medieval monuments in Tuscany. It is adjacent to Palazzo Comunale and you can visit both with the same ticket. The effort of climbing 218...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Standing 60 meters above ground on top of Torre Grossa on a clear day, you will get an amazing view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Back in the days when patrician families controlled San Gimignano, Torre Grossa was one of 72 tower-houses (some of which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank faeimmmario
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was a nice climb with a most beautiful view from the top of the tower. Do not miss. Tallest tower in the town of towers...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Akivz
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Worth the walk to the top for the great views of the town and surrounding countryside. You can get a pass for this & various other attractions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Les C
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The views from the top are incredible. You need to be reasonably able to climb the last ladder and be careful not to bang your head! Just under 10 Euro for a relatively short visit and the country side views are available from elsewhere for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave186225
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The Torre Grossa is probably the tallest tower you can climb in San G. It's in a central position by the main squares and cathedral so easy enough to find. Some useful things to know are: - views from top are splendid and panoramic; the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank RoganJ
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
Hotel Leon Bianco
997 reviews
.08 km away
Palazzo Tortoli
10 reviews
.11 km away
La Cisterna Hotel
853 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel L'Antico Pozzo
930 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 135 nearby restaurants
Da i' Mariani
895 reviews
.10 km away
Caffe delle Erbe
182 reviews
.02 km away
Gelateria Dondoli
6,728 reviews
.06 km away
dal Bertelli
274 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 123 nearby attractions
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
5,652 reviews
.01 km away
Az. Agr. Villa Magna Tartufi
16 reviews
.08 km away
San Gimignano Bell Tower
1,311 reviews
.02 km away
San Gimignano 1300
621 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Torre Grossa (o Torre del palazzo del Podesta) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines