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Fun, interesting place to see and a respite from the heat

Our kids, 15-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy enjoyed our visit. At first, they were happy at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Extensive but gruesome

This torture museum is actually located in two buildings on the main street. The one ticket gets... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Medieval and criminal Torture Museum of San Gimignano: "A collection of instruments of torture" This exhibit includes images and words, a unique world-wide collection: 100 instruments produced for causing pain and death. It shows exceptionally rare...more
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Via San Giovanni, 123 | Via San Giovanni, 82, 53073, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids, 15-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy enjoyed our visit. At first, they were happy at the thought of escaping the heat and humidity. Once inside, they thought it was really interesting to see the many barbaric ways people were tortured and killed. They didn’t...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This torture museum is actually located in two buildings on the main street. The one ticket gets you into both buildings. They are quite small and cramped so you will have to work around crowds if it is busy. The first of the buildings closest...More

2  Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Visited both buildings and was impressed with the volume and variety of exhibits. Well organized and information about time periods, countries and practices was very informative and educational. Sure the topic is dark, but segments of history worth reflecting upon.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

To visit a torture museum one has to be a little 'loco in la cabeza' It was hard reading about and viewing all the ways that man can dream up to inflict pain and painful deaths. It left me a little cold. The important thing...More

2  Thank RAMBO
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The museum is housed in 2 different buildings on the Via San Giovanni - one mid-way down on the west side and one at the southern end on the east side. A single entry ticket gets you into both. Most exhibits have an English description...More

1  Thank MPiddock
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Extremely interesting and disturbing at the same time. Worth a visit, but maybe not with children. The ticket will get you into both of the torture museums.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Should we read about or see in grisly detail things that have (and continue in some cases) to cause unimaginable suffering and death? yet families were going through these exhibitions... IS something wrong when see this a family entertainmen? Anyway this review takes the exhibit...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Gave me nightmares for a long time! Very scary place. Only for adults. Avoid if you're squimish at the sight of blood. Very scary and cruel things are shown.

Thank Art J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Very scary place. Good changes that you'll have nighmares about it. I would never go again in my life. Gave me nightmares for years.

2  Thank Art J
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Quite small, albeit there are two separate venues that I was only later to find out about. The displays are all quite interesting and sadly demonstrates how evil and brutal man can be. Most of the displays are placarded in multiple languages. At least 45...More

Thank Oliver D
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