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San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy

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Best left towards the end of the day when the bus loads of tourists have left. We went up late in the afternoon and had the whole tower to ourselves - magic! Warning: the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Best left towards the end of the day when the bus loads of tourists have left. We went up late in the afternoon and had the whole tower to ourselves - magic! Warning: the last part of the tower involves climbing a steep ladder with about ten steps and you need to pull yourself up slightly on the last two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

For a small fee you can climb the bell tower and see a museum as well. Our time was limited so I skipped the museum. There are several steps and almost a small ladder at the very top, but the views are so worth it. Some of the most amazing panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside are from atop this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Such a well preserved city and so well functioning, a 1000 years after it was founded. To think that the majority of the bell towers are long gone is both sad and astounding. The town still peels with the sounds of bells regularly and we are only hearing a fraction of the joy the town folk must have enjoyed in... More 

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Alba Iulia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of my best memories are connected to this place. It literally taken out of an Italian fairytale from long, long ago. Perfection.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Get ready to climb a few steps, but the view is worth the effort! Some of the best pictures I took in Italy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of Tuscany's best preserved place,which is also highest place. San Gimignano main street filled with shops selling tuscan ceramics,leather,food such as salami,cheeses etc. Rising out the town hall,torre grossa the open tower to visiters. you must climb 150 steps and have 360 degree view of entire valley. you can also taste fine icecream,fantastic taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were advised to visit the bell tower and the associated museum by our wonderful guide Bruno Squartini. We enjoyed the surprising museum below with incredible pieces of art. The walk up the tower was a bit tough, particularly the last little bit, but it was well worth it. The view was terrific. We were extremely lucky to catch a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The bell tower is a gorgeous site and a beautiful piece of history. San Gimignano is a quaint town with great views and nice shops.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you go to Toscana went to San Gimignano. The city is adorable and you can take the best gelato in Italy! Dont forget to climb the stairs at the Gross Tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very friendly staff. Happy to explain the tower and the number of steps. Great views from the top. Well worth the 218 steps

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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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