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Address: Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, 10000 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-230-2885
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So many steps!

Great to climb the steps, but goodness gracious it was exhausting. The view from on top was just beautiful. You get to see Tuscany and the olive groves surrounding the city from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great to climb the steps, but goodness gracious it was exhausting. The view from on top was just beautiful. You get to see Tuscany and the olive groves surrounding the city from on top. Very pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

after playing assasins creed i wanted to jump off the top of the bell tower, unfortunatly a fence surrounded the top....for obvious reasons. nice walk u, just like the duomo, great view of florence, lovely city, good place to reflect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went to the Bell Tower early in the morning to avoid line ups, however, there was still a crowd in the morning around 9:30am. You had to buy a ticket to climb the bell tower, which was a pretty reasonable price. You are able to climb at your own pace and had multiple levels to rest for less active... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, right next to Duomo, but did not go up. Just admired it's beauty from the ground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Such amazing views of this beautiful city! Well worth the €10 pass even if that is all you use it for! Be warned the stairway is narrow and steep and traffic is both up and down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The best time to climb the Bell Tower is in the morning. There is no queue and it is not so hot. It is a tough climb, but there are several stops where you can sit and take a rest. The view keeps getting better the higher you go. When you finally reach the top of the 85 meters (278... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We climbed the tower, having bought a ticket which gave entry to the baptistery, the bell tower, and the cuploa. It was a hot day and we were lucky enough not to have to wait too long to get in (there were big queues when we came out). The views from the top (and the stages on the way up)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There are four intermediate places to take rest. So climbing becomes easier. People climb without rest but if feel tired take rest wherever you find window.....enjoy breeze while taking rest. Small drinks bottle to carry would be a wise decision. Don't worry climbing because I have seen people climbed taking baby in lap. I climbed with a CORSET waist belt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Put on your walking shoes because this is a steep climb, but worth every step. Climbing the campanile to the top requires some strength and patience, so arrive early so you are not faces with crowds and can take your time. Or, arrive shortly before closing to admire the sunset, since this is also a good time to go. Once... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The lower rating is simply because I did not get to climb which I really wanted to but too much to do in Florence for only 3.5 hours. I saw many churches and towers but these may have been the most impressive from the exterior. I visited larger churches but the way this one is nestled into the city makes... More 

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Address: Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, 10000 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-230-2885
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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