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Clock Tower

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Address: San Gimignano, Italy
Description: Impressive clock tower in the ancient town of San Gimignano.

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Back in time

The clock tower takes you back in time... I know it sounds like a play on words, but it is truly timeless, as is this town. If you're lucky enough to visit, take your time and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
donna2468
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East Islip, New York
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East Islip, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The clock tower takes you back in time... I know it sounds like a play on words, but it is truly timeless, as is this town. If you're lucky enough to visit, take your time and enjoy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Climb the tower, see the tiles rooftops of San Gimignano. Ticket also lets you in to the modern art museum, which is worth a visit and is a nice change from medieval/religious art. Although the tower also houses some stunning medieval art

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Wokingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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45 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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231 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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