Over the roofs of San Gimignano   61983
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1 Doumo
2 Via San Matteo
3 Sant'Agostino
4 Piazza Duomo
5 Torri dei Salvucci
6 Torre Pettini
7 Torre Chigi
8 Torre Rognosa
9 Palazzo vecchio del Podestà
10 Torre Del Diavolo
11 Torri degli Ardinghelli
12 Piazza della Cisterna
13 Torre di palazzo Pellari
14 Torre dei Becci

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Location: San Gimignano / Torre Grossa (324 m)      by: Christoph Seger
Area: Italy      Date: 2013-09-11
Since C.H. did show the two beautiful views from the fortress of San Gimignano I decided - for the sake of completeness to show one of my "tower series" now. I stand on Torre Grossa, with 54 m the highest of the remaining approx. dozen tower houses from the 14th century. Medivial Manhattan it is called and indeed it is usually as crowded as downtown NY.

Torre Grossa next to the duomo can be accessed through the beautiful Museo Civico in the Municipio. A steel stairway replaced the frightening wooden staircases in the hollow tower, climbing onto the huge plattform (without the possibility to do a 360) is however still special ...

I appologize for the bad sky on the righthand side and that I missed Torre dei Cugnanesi (to the right).

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Tolle Perspektive!

lG,
Jörg E.
2013/10/21 08:18 , Jörg Engelhardt
Nur das Fuß- und Basketballfeld passen nicht so in den Ort ;)
2013/10/21 08:42 , Jens Vischer
A very nice perspective.
2013/10/21 18:55 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Mich hätte es gewundert, wenn keiner den Aufstieg gewagt hätte :-)

LG Werner
2013/10/21 19:01 , Werner Schelberger
Grandioser Aussichtspunkt über der Stadt - super!!

Bist Du außen, oder innen hoch ;-) ... das sind ja spektakuläre Abseiltürme! LG Hans-Jörg
2013/10/21 20:08 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
Die "Italienische Reise" hat sich wirklich gelohnt. Sehr beeindruckend!
Herzliche Grüße, Matthias.
2013/10/24 21:01 , Matthias Stoffels

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