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San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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Worth the climb

A step back in time. Tiring walk up to the top of the tower but well worth the effort. Also worth climbing the steps at the far end of the city to get the Bell Tower in a perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A step back in time. Tiring walk up to the top of the tower but well worth the effort. Also worth climbing the steps at the far end of the city to get the Bell Tower in a perfect sunset photo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We usually climb to the top of most towers in all cities we visit to be able to take in the city as a whole. The bell tower was worth the climb as the views of the city and the surrounding country side was breathtaking. The views of the wineries were amazing, so well worth a visit

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights, literally, of this lovely medieval town. Very photo worthy. Beautifully conserved/preserved.

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Dacula, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Right in the center of town - beautiful and original Roman architecture - well preserved. This bell tower only adds to the beauty of this excellent hilltop walled city.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was a very good experience. Travelled 4 years ago with a friend and what i liked was the traditional buildings and how small was the village on the hill. Very nice wine and amazing view!!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lace up your sneakers and make the climb to the top of the tower for some great views. The line moved quickly and the stairs were sturdy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Let's start with the tickets. In a quiet, small, and beautiful (with fresco's!) courtyard, you'll find a staircase from where you'll already have nice views from the surroundings. Walk further along at the top of the stairs and you'll find the tiny ticket booth. Immediately to your right the climb up for the tower begins. On the level of the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a view of the whole town and surroundings. A very interesting climb up the stairs, not for those who have fear of heights.

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Collierville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A must do in San Gimignano. Such a beautiful medieval town. The bell tower has fascinating views of the entire area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Take the time and the effort to climb up. We were there on very hot day in August. Was very unpleasant to climbe. But the view is worth. The tower entrance is hiding in a building, you have to search a bit.

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