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Walk to the castle on this hilltop park to get a sweeping view of the town's many towers.
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Via della Rocca, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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All reviews tuscan countryside short climb free view highest point the piazza del duomo the main street degree view sam gimignano worth the climb breathtaking views fortress walls parapet viewpoint tower town lookout
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fortress is easily accessible from Piazza del Duomo, through Piazza delle Erbe, on the right side of the church. It was the castle of Lombard Astolfo, which later served as a Dominican convent. The Florentines built the castle in 1353 as a protection from...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The Rocca di Montestaffoli is a short climb from the Piazza del Duomo, crossing the Pazza delle Erbe. But worth the effort. Originally, it was a castle of the Lombard Astolfo, later a Dominican Convent. The fortress was built by the Florentines in the 14th...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a lovely park with a ruined tower, if you don't want to pay to go up one of the towers then this is the place for you . The tower is not too high but as the park itself is on high ground...More

2  Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Located a short walk from the Duomo piazza is this extensive ruin. It was a bit of a climb but much of the city was a climb. Through a portal we entered the ruined grounds. There were several viewpoints and a short tower to climb...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The castle is not really present anymore but the area is very quite as less people end up there. Worth it for a little break

1  Thank Mitchi121
Reviewed 15 April 2018

San Gimignano is full of great medeival buildings and luckily also many great view points from where they can be admired. Rocca Montestaffoli is one of these spots. Unlike the towers the view here is free of charge.

Thank Morten R
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We walked up here on a cold and icy day after several inches of snow the previous day. It has a magnificent view of the town and the vineyards from the parapet wall and the garden inside the citadel is a relaxing sit in the...More

Thank chet_Maryland
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Great place to have an overview of the city and landscape around it! When I've been there, there was an guy playing instruments from all around the world, some of them were handmade! Really amazing and relaxing!

Thank Guilherme C
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The place is nice but not remarkable but the tower is. You can climb the tower for free and get an amazing view of the town and surrounding Tuscany. This is only a short way from the main street.

1  Thank Trish E
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Great views of the rooftops and medieval towers of San Gimignano - and it's free! Walk into the fortress ruin and find the tower in the corner. It's 20 narrow, steep steps but worth the climb.

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