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Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)

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Address: Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, 10000 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-230-2885
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The View is unbelievable and worth the effort

Steeped in history and tradition the climb is not easy for anyone but it is so so worth it and you have to make the effort if you are in Florence. You will take a shed load of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Steeped in history and tradition the climb is not easy for anyone but it is so so worth it and you have to make the effort if you are in Florence. You will take a shed load of pics and the best ones will be the last.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I took like a million pictures in every angle. Stunning! Beware of pickpockets and look after your belongings....a very dodgy guy offered taking a picture of us...I wouldn't have my camera if I had accepted his offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Located next to the most beautiful building in Florence. Long way up and very narrow stairway (two way direction), leading to great panoramic views of Florence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Go if you want a nice view of Florence. Tips: go before 10 am (or else you will wait at the queue for more than half an hour), don't go if you get easily tired (400+ steps) and definitely do not go if you suffer from vertigo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This'll sound a lot like my review of Cupola del Brunelleschi, but there is a lot of walking. A ton of steps (and only steps) to the top (414 I think it was) and it's deceiving, also. Walk a bunch of steps and get to a landing. Thinking, this must be the top! Ehhhh, not so much. Some more steps.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

When you see this pink, white and green marble bell tower, you know you are at Piazza del Duomo. Beside the tower you will also see the Cathedral and the Baptistery. Their beauty are one of a kind. Now it's part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour guide told us the 3 colours of marble used; the White... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This needs to be on every baled bodied persons list along with climbing the Duomo. Remember this is not a race. Just take it one step at a time. I felt like people were running up it for no reason. They were gasping for air. I am in great shape and I didn't see any reason to be rushing it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I were in our mid to late 20s and somewhat in shapre and we still had a hard time. Your legs just get so tired. There are multiple "resting" areas though where you can sit down and rest. The views from the top are AMAZING and so worth it. We got the best pictures of the Duomo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you want to have the best views of Florence, don't climb up to the Duomo's cupula. You need to go to the Campanile where you'll be able to see the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio. For me, the best option for a panoramic view of the city of Florence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is one of many sights to catch while in Florence at the Piazza San Giovanni. The view from the top is great however, be warned. The climb to the top is extremely tiring and not for those of us that are even a little out of shape. (I talked to the guy/employee who mans the observation area at the... More 

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