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San Gimignano Bell Tower

San Gimignano, Italy
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the walk up the 200 plus steps to appreciate the views but some warning to clients should be given that it is no more than a ladder for the last 20 steps. Not suitable for children and not suitable for those that struggle with some fear of heights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Go to the ticket office of the Archeology Museum. It has a nice collection of Etruscan pieces, contemporary art, and when we were there, a photography exhibit. If that wasn't enough, this ticket also allowed you access to the Bell Tower (plus, you won't have to wait in a long line for purchasing tickets to the Tower). It's a good... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This gem of a citte is one not to be missed, the place just has a real wow factor, the towers are amazing, if you are in Tuscany, this must not be missed

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76 reviews 76 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

This tower was one of the best things we did in Italy. The views from. The top were spectacular and we can't wait to go back. The Tuscany countryside looks to silly beautiful.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Only 220 steps...well worth it but as the steps are quite see through inside the tower itself it can be a little disconcerting.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great way to get really good views of San Gimignano. The steps are easy (as they are modern in construction) but there are a lot of them so be prepared. There is a metal ladder for the last 10 ft to the roof space which can be tricky. Your persistence will be repaid by an excellent panoramic... More

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tallinn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice climbing up on stairs sometimes feeling there is not end of this ... But very beautifull view to medival Manhattan!

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Seattle
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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I knew you could climb this tower, but wasn't sure it would be worth it...IT WAS!! Terrific views from every side and on the way down a gorgeous gallery full of beautiful medieval paintings! Some nice frescoes on the way out too. The cost is nominal for the experience. DO IT!!

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The feeling of being in the past in the medieval age is absolutely great. The towers are not as you see on the pictures: Are better. We went there on our way to Rome from Florence by car (which I certainly recommend to do) and as we got there we were amazed by the towers and the town, with beautiful... More

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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My opinion is that visitors on a limited budget or days should visit San Gimignano rather than Pisa. It is an attractive city with attractive stores, wonderful buildings, pleasant restaurants, wonderful views and well worth the walk. I now have a great desire to see less touristy towns close by

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