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San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy

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Some stairs (but fortunately not too many) lead to a magnificent view over the walled city and the countryside beyond, should not be missed

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Some stairs (but fortunately not too many) lead to a magnificent view over the walled city and the countryside beyond, should not be missed

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We thought we'd take the challenge and walk to the top of the bell tower, it's not that hard. Saying that one of our friends had a panic attack half way up and had to go back down. Totally worth it for the view. It's breath taking. We stayed up the top for a while, I did find it hard... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little walled city. Was the highlight of our Tuscany trip. It has an amazing gelato shop too, so many flavours, we sampled 4 between two of us! It is the one in the main square, who won the awards and are now on the judging panel its that good! We got the bus in. Public transport is easy enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places in Tuscany I have visited:very historical,with many small cute shops with ceramics amd local food.You need to walk around there.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a two hour stop in this beautiful town and chose to climb to the top of the bell tower. The cost was negligible. But the 360 degree views of the countryside made it all worthwhile. to be honest, compared to climbing the steps of Florence's towers, this one was a breeze. On the lower floors are several rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Like them, just a bunch of square stone towers, built to impress. They give this little town a face of it's own.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was definitely worth climbing the tower in the heat of summer to see the view across the Tuscan countryside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Tower isn't open at all hours but even if you don't walk to the top, you can enjoy the view of the Tower itself from the steps of the Collegiata church on the other side of the piazza. Beautiful piazza, beautiful tower, beautiful Tuscany. It doesn't get any better than this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Yes it has steps, and there are a lot of them. But the view from the top is simply outstanding - countryside, farms, vineyards and panorama...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The stairs to climb to the top are wide and well built. Only the last few steps require a climb almost like a ladder. It is worth the climb to see the beautiful Tuscan view!

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano

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