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Clock Tower

San Gimignano, Italy
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Description: Impressive clock tower in the ancient town of San Gimignano.
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Winnipeg, Canada
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234 reviews 234 reviews
172 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Did the climb to the top of the bell tower, there are a lot of steps, but wow, once you get to the top the views are breathtaking. It's almost like its not real what you are looking at its that perfect and beautiful. DEFINITELY do this if you get the chance, you won't regret it.

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Dekalb
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Firts you will lose your breath (air in your lungs!. The 500 steps up will test how fit you are. Then after you acquire air in your lungs you will lose your breath because of the scenario you will see:- Tuscany views that will be printed in your retina for ever! The pictures won't make justice for what you see!

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Hungary
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Well-deservedly the nr1 attraction in San Gimignano. Do not miss the breathtaking view of the Tuscan fields, hills, mansions and the houses in the town. The other, lower towers can be seen too. Absolutely marvellous! The climb is easy at first, the staircase is wide but at the top it gets very narrow even for one person and the banister... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We climbed this old, old landmark with the bell at the top. Cost was 5 Euro. The climb was not bad, but one should be relatively in shape (I'm 74). The views are extraordinary, just breath taking. Views of the city and surrounding Tuscan hills can hardly be had any better.

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Florence, Italy
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you go to visit Tuscany and San Gimignano! Don't skip! Climb this tower in San Gimignano...stunning view on Chianti and Tuscany hills!

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Reutte, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

You should walk up there. It is worth it.....lovely view onto the town and it surroundings. Lovely. Go there early in the morning or later in the afternoon....then you are almost on yout own on top.

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San Gimignano, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

from this town the view is fantastic but my favorite part of it is the entrance area, one of the interesting part of San Gimignano City

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Iowa City, Iowa
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

It was great to not only appreciate the towers of San Gimmi from afar but to go into them was a special treat. Just to experience this alone makes it worth the trip.

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Littleton, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

200+ steps- we were the first ones up at 9:30 am when it opened; the steps are metal and are see through so if you have height issues, either don't go or don't look down! The reward is simply the views from the top, which include the town below, etc. For a few euro, and some great exercise go for... More

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Malta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

If not mistaken, there are 210 steps to get to the top, but the view is worth the effort.

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