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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 #8 of 221 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Lund, Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great views from this tower. You can spend any amount of time at the top and it is easy to take pictures. You can stop a couple of times on the way up although those that are claustrophobic may have problems on the last section. Queues at the time were not too bad and entrance went quickly.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The bell tower is an easier climb that the dome. It is very crowded later in the day go first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds and you can take the stairs at your own pace. There are 2 areas to stop and catch your breath but keep going to the top and see Florence and the hills.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Don't wait in the long lines for the Duomo, this has the same views and a quarter of the time. You have to pay, so it's not free but well worth the long and narrow flights up to the very top of the bell tower. It is breathtaking!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

When in Florence, you must go to Giotto's Bell Tower. It's in the city center. Expect lots of crowds and tour groups. The farther away you get from the center, the less expensive restaurants will be. It's the original location of David. Need I say more?

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Worcester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to see fabulous views of Florence, this is one of the places to do it. Get there early, for two reasons. 1, its very popular, 2 , once you have climbed the 414 steps, you have to come back down the 414 steps....in narrow stairways and spirals.....whilst everyone is coming up. Its quite claustrophobic in places and... More

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is not very easy to climb 414 steps, but it is worth for the fantastic view. there are landing for breather. entrance cost 10 euro. Fantastic view of Florence city from the top. It is deafening when the bell tolls.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I would recommend doing everything there is around the Duomo, and climbing the Campanile was fun! Just make sure you look around on each level you reach, because there is often another set of stairs leading higher just when you thought you reached the top!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A hard climb but worth it for the views and a couple of landings mid way to rest. Not as difficult as the Duomo in St Peters Rome!

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The official guide says 414 steps but I made it slightly fewer! Either way, it needs puff to get to the top! Thankfully, there are three floors on the way to the top, and two of them have stone ledges/seats to take a breather. The views are definitely worth the effort - I chose to climb the Bell Tower rather... More

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This marvelous tower situated 20 meters away from the Duomo, offers an excellent view over Florence. It' quite high, and it's not easy to climb it especially for the persons that are not very fit, but it TOTALLLY worth it. The entrance costs 10 Euro, but it also covers the admittance on top of the Dome and the entrance in... More

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