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Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)

Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, 10000 Florence, Italy
055-230-2885
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Ranked #10 of 219 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We climbed this instead of queuing for the Duomo's Cuppola - queue would have taken hours, and here a mere 10 min wait. It's a glorious climb with superb views from the top. We never managed to get to climb the Cuppola as I wasn't prepared to stay in line for so long ( plus the children couldn't get up... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great views from the top. It has 400+ steps but there are areas to rest at multiple levels during the hike up. As others have noted, the stairwell does get narrower towards the top, so it can get claustrophobic depending on the number of people heading down while you are climbing up the campanile.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend climbing the bell tower. I think it about 900 or so steps and the higher you get, the harder it is to get up there. Theres no elevator, so wear comfortable shoes. The top is worth the trip, as there is no better view of Florence. Great photo ops.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to have stunning views of Florence without the big line ups! We went in the afternoon and there was no line up for tickets! Good challenge with all the stairs, but plenty of places to rest and take pictures along the way.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are 414 steps up. And the stairway is mostly very narrow, such that it's pretty hard for two people to pass each other. And it's quite dark on most of the stairways. But that added to the fun and adventure for the kids. There are three levels to stop and catch breath and take photos before you reach the... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

As a keen amateur photographer it's always nice to get high! But with over 400 steps to climb ours calfs were killing the next day, take some water! The 10€ ticket price included entrance to the Duomo and the Baptistry as well and was valid for 21 days, a refreshing difference to the price of activities in this country!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

the view on top worth the seemingly endless stairs. But remember, there is no elevator and it can be challenging getting on top through a very narrow staircase. Come here while the rest of people stand in line to enter the duomo!

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We walked up the Bell Tower (a lot of stairs) instead of the Duomo and we were not disappointed. Taking pictures from on top of the Bell Tower was perfect because you got the Duomo in your pictures. This is not for people who have trouble walking!

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I were in a time crunch and had only 30 minutes to climb up and down the tower (we did it in 20!). I suggest getting there right when the tower opens to have an uninterrupted climb. As you get higher the stairways get more narrow and passing people is quite a challenge. I was feeling claustrophobic... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Definitely worth the entrance fee. Keep going up until you are outside on top. We thought we were at the top but found another little door

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