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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 #9 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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Milan, Italy
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Athens, Greece
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Impressive even just with its height, but even more impressive when you pay attention to its details and colors and technique. If you have the lungs and time to wait in the cue and climb up the 400+ steps, then you can enjoy unforgettable views to the entire city from its top. (and feel a bit like Ezio ;-) for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view of the city. There is some steep climbing involved. Take water bottles but try to carry as little as possible.

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London, United Kingdom
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112 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... 50/50 i liked, my friends not.... depending of travel taste... i would say must see...

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I'm 62 and my wife is 61 and we're in pretty good shape. We decided to climb the Campanile instead of the Duomo because the Bell Tower affords you a view of the Dome and is only a few feet shorter. We went in the early morning and traffic on the steps was fairly light. Another reason to go early... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Bought our tickets for the Duomo complex here. Online said under 17 was free, but guy at the desk said, "no discount for children, you're four people you pay for four people." Okay, so then change the website!!! Whatever, we bought 4 tickets and started to climb. We were glad to do this first thing in the morning as it... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Climb the tower to one of its several observation decks to get great views of Florence and the dome of the Duomo. Though not quite as high as the cupola of the Duomo, this attraction is not nearly as crowded and the city views are just as good. Your ticket includes access to the Baptistry and Duomo, but you can... More

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