San Gimignano Torture Museum

by Samuele Sodini

Torture instrument

The writer Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch, the tutelary deity of masochism went to a wedding in this museum.
In San Gimignano Torture  Museum are present torture instruments from all over Europe, some even of the sixteenth and seventeenth century or the nineteenth and twentieth century philological reconstructions of original antiques.
Machinery explain that the human mind and its perversion found systems designed to inflict torture. There are weapons, devices and instruments of torture and public humiliation, engravings, prints and paintings.

Torture Museum:
Via del Castello 1/3, San Gimignano – SIENA

Open all year – from 10 to 19 hours
Price: full € 10.00; reduced € 6,00; groups € 4.00

Web-site: www.museodellatortura.com

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