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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 #7 of 211 attractions in Florence
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this was amazing it had a great view of the florence there was no queue when we went if your a tad a scared of heights you can always stop at the levels and you cant see down whilst climbing the stairs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Hope you like stairs because there are heaps of them with three different levels. Each of them you can look out at the view of florence. I thoroughly enjoyed it and gave myself a work out at the same time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We climbed up early in the morning, so we didn't have to queue/wait for ages. I can only recommend doing that! The amazing view was well worth the effort (and pain, hah).

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The stairs are narrow, the climb is steep, but the view is extraordinary. It's less claustrophobic than the trek to the cupola of the duomo next door, which might make it a more attractive option for some folks. I went on a weekday morning, just after the doors opened, and there were no more than a dozen other people in... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The first thing we did after checking into the hotel was to come here. It was here, sweaty and claustrophobic, that I fell in love with Florence. The path is long, the stairs uneven, the walls narrow. The views from the different points however, are ones you can only dream of. If you are able to walk steps, you must... More

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Amazing photo opportunities from the top of this landmark and less of a wait than to climb the Duomo dome. But be warned that the stairway climb is a super narrow one. Be advised that it's difficult with a backpack on with all those tight squeezes.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Its a very high steep climb to the top. But absolutely worth it. The views were superb all around. Carry Some water and have patience as the stairs are very narrow.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A lot of steps to go up to get to the top, but there are levels for you to stop before you get to the top. It's the same way up as it is down so can get a little tight when crossing paths with others. The steps aren't all even and level so watch your step. Very difficult to... More

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Brighton, Großbritannien
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As with the Cupola,be prepared to climb a lot of steps. The top platform of the tower is slightly below the one of the Cupola. So, you may ask yourself, why you should climb both. Well, you do have a great view of the dome from the tower for starters. Secondly, you have paid for both, so why not climb... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Took a while, but climbed the 467(?) steps to the top. So worth the view. Get there early to avoid long lines...

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