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Torre Chigi

Piazza del Duomo, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 950055
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City of Towers

Ther are quite a few towers in San Gimignano, some you can climb and some you cannot. I think that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Look and Wonder.

The towers are what make this such a wonderful town to walk around in. It is hard to believe that... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
michael p
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Atlanta, Georgia
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The Chigi Tower is one of the fourteen historic towers of San Gimignano and is located in Piazza del Duomo. The tower, although not very high, is one of the most beautiful city. It was built in 1280 and belonged to both the Useppi and Chigi family. The first three floors are covered with stone, well squared cut drafts, which open on the lights with low arches. On the first floor there is a typical portal which is accessed by stairs, the legacy of the struggles of the times of medieval towns, when they preferred to sleep secure building access by withdrawing the first floor stairs at night. On the second floor window is a narrow elongated slot with a bow resting on shelves. The top is covered with bricks instead of two single windows on the same first two floors, while the latter has no openings. It is the height of each floor are aligned trampling of neat rows of four scaffolding holes each, equipped with shelves, which look like wooden balconies that once had to increase the surface Arrange. The tower is flanked by medieval buildings: one to the left of particular value for the valuable presence of mullioned windows with nice workmanship.
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“City of Towers”
19 Nov 2017
“Look and Wonder.”
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Piazza del Duomo, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ther are quite a few towers in San Gimignano, some you can climb and some you cannot. I think that you can only enjoy Torre Chigi from the outside.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The towers are what make this such a wonderful town to walk around in. It is hard to believe that all of this was created in the 12th century.

Thank michael p
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Every tower in San Gimignano has it's own look and it's own sense of history. San Gimignano was not on our radar until we stepped into the Chianti region. I will tell you that this is a 'go-back' visit and the next time, I 'll...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Perfect to have a great view of the valley. Nice town with several good restaurants and nice galleries.

1  Thank Abulaulau
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