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Clock Tower

San Gimignano, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Description: Impressive clock tower in the ancient town of San Gimignano.
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Wokingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is another must do while you are in San Gimignano, excellent access to the top. Great at the top to take many photos surrounding Gimignano beauty. It is little cheaper to purchase tickets for both Bell Tower and Clock Tower it is worth exploring.

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west yorks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A bit of a climb but they try to operate a queuing system to ensure everyone is travelling in the same direction at the same time to avoid crossing on the stairs, but it didn't seem to be that effective. Buy tickets in the courtyard below the clock tower for your timed entry slot. Worth the climb if your fit... More

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England
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Climb well worth it. After a number of tower climbs, this one had the best staircase! There is a ladder a the top and tall folks need to be aware of the low ceiling there. The view is breathtaking and gives a good vantage point for looking at the other towers and red tiled buildings. Not to be missed.

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Beersheva, Israel
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22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A wonderful, medieval village and a lovely clock tower. This village is well worth a visit. We were only there for a few hours and wished we had more time there to explore.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A lot of steps ,pays off with an outstanding view of the valley around San Gimignano.with all the steps in Tuscany hill towns another couple hundred will be rewarded here.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Absolutely fantastic views! The last climb up is a bit of a tight squeeze especially if you are afraid of heights & closed in spaces. But I appreciated all the other steps being open & airy - much different than church towers. I also like that they limit the number of people going up & down the stairs, not crowded... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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177 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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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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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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33 helpful votes 33 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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