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Guelph Tower (Torre Guelfa)

Address: Lungarno Simonelli | Piazza Tersanaia, Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #12 of 48 Attractions in Pisa
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Colmurano, Italy
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141 reviews 141 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

if you want to climb the stairs to the top I would suggest you go off season or there will be a long line.

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This tower really leans! You must go up to the top, it's a bizarre experience walking up a leaning tower, and the views from the top are spectacular.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am glad I got to see the leaning tower of Pisa at least once in my lifetime. After seeing Venice and Florence, the rest of Pisa isn't as impressive, but the tower and the Duomo are very beautiful. Be prepared for very large crowds and thousands of people taking the classic picture posing as if they are pushing the... More 

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Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visiting Pisa was one of the places on our bucket list while living in Italy. It is a beautiful site, worth seeing, but be prepared for a very touristy atmosphere. I do not see us returning but it was worth a one time trip.

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Canada
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176 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you are in Pisa, the tower is the main highlight. The duomo and baptistry are also interesting. It is about a 40 minute walk from the train station. Along the way is a great street of coffee shops and clothing and souvenir shops. Unfortunately many shops are closed on Sunday.

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Baumholder, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Prettier than I thought, but very touristy. The local restaurants where nice, the locals very nice and helpful. I do have to admit when later going to Rome the quality of food was better. I went to a gelato shop...the best in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a wonderful site absolutely beautiful ,well worth a visit . We spent a good hour and a half around the site ,could have done with more time ,but we had to go the coach would not wait. We will book to go up the tower next time we go .

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Guelph Tower is situated on the north side of the river to the west of the city. It is a different tower than the Leaning Tower (the pictures for this place are wrong). I found a website which stated that it was supposed to be open on Fri, Sat and Sun from 3pm to 7pm but when I got there... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is very much one of those "you get what you expect" things. Which is not a bad thing since those kinds of attractions don't always deliver. However a little expensive (18€ for 30 minutes in the tower including a very short information about the tower), in my opinion it is worth taking the cost if you're in Pisa for... More 

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Harstad, Norway
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

It is difficult to describe how wonderful and majestic the tower is. It is just admirable...

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