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San Gimignano Castle/Palace

Across the piazza from the Collegiata is the "old" town hall built in 1239. Its tower was erected by the municipality in 1255 to settle the raging "my-tower-is-bigger-than-your-tower" contest—as you can see, a solution that just didn't last long. The palace is closed to visitors.

Castle/Palace Free Outdoor

Quick Facts

Piazza Duomo
San Gimignano, Tuscany  53037, Italy

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