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San Gimignano. View from the top of Torre Grossa

Torre Grossa is the highest tower of San Gimignano (hence the name) and is located in Piazza del Duomo, next to the new Palazzo del Podesta.It was exactly that began on August 21, 1300, four months after the city hosted Dante Alighieri, and was finished in 1311. It is 54 meters high and the only one, along with the twin towers of the herbs square on which is permitted ' access to the public.
DescriptionThe tower rests on a step and has turned, like all the other towers of San Gimignano, square base. The facing is exposed stone, cut into very regular drafts.On the summit, which offers a beautiful view of town and surrounding countryside, there is a belfry, surrounded by a walkway protected by the parapet resting on hanging arches. the cell coverage is pyramidal and is reminiscent of the nearby Rognosa tower.

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Franz Bauer12-May-2020 22:59
Very good perspective and I can only agree with the other comments!V
Zoltán Balogh07-Jul-2019 10:53
Excellent image Jose! V
marie-jose wolff04-Jul-2019 14:27
wonderful wide view! V
Bobby M01-Jul-2019 20:27
You always find the way to climb up and take a great shot.V
Graeme28-Jun-2019 10:19
Amazing perspective and so much to see from this height, Jose.V
Hank Vander Velde28-Jun-2019 00:30
Great overview shot. that is some dense housing.
Dennis Hoyne27-Jun-2019 23:55
Very tight living quarters, and such an interesting town layout!
laine27-Jun-2019 22:59
There's safety in numbers they say...I'm sure it must be true. How lovely. V
John27-Jun-2019 22:16
Absolutely stunning view and capture. You’re a lucky guy having all these travels and being able to see so much beautiful places. VV
Walter Otto Koenig27-Jun-2019 21:53
Impressive detail and perspective. "V"
Neil Marcus27-Jun-2019 21:18
I have never seen this view. No elevator there for you I imagine
Nick Paoni27-Jun-2019 21:11
Great bird's eye POV.
elstan27-Jun-2019 21:03
That's quite a view! *V*
bill friedlander27-Jun-2019 21:01
A great view, the tile roofs are dazzling. V
Helen Betts27-Jun-2019 20:38
I'm with William. Although I've been there, never got this bird's eye view of it. V.
William Barletta27-Jun-2019 20:00
Very cool, I've never seen this view ~V~
John Reynolds LRPS27-Jun-2019 19:41
Fascinating view with the rooftops extending into the distance. V.
Jim Coffman27-Jun-2019 19:21
Wow, what a view!!
Karen Stuebing27-Jun-2019 19:12
Great aerial composition of this village. The white building really stands out against all the similar colored roof tops. V.
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