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Torre Chigi, San Gimignano

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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  • Torre Chigi is the smallest tower located in Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) in the old town of San Gimignano, a fantastic medieval town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It is one of...  more »
  • This tower in the main piazza is private, buts adds to the charm of San Gimignano and is just another aspect creating the overall uniqueness of the city.  more »
  • Hard to fault when asked to review by Google. Not really sure how it can be anything other than 5 stars: Tower. Tick. Medieval. Tick. Awesome views. Tick. If you're in the neighborhood, get yourself down there.
  • La Torre Chigi, was built in 1280 by family Useppi. One of the peculiarities of the tower is the main entrance on the first floor: during the middle ages, because of the infighting amongst the families of the city in the struggle for power, he preferred to sleep safe, trying to avert attacks at night. Thus the entrance of houses was placed on the first floor: during the day you went down a ladder to allow the residents to take to the road which was then withdrawn overnight, thus making it impossible to access the tower.
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