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San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Great views of the surrounding countryside

Not one for the faint hearted, it would be fair to say. Weather was changeable on the day we visited so not too busy and only a 5 min wait to get up the tower. Last set of steps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Not one for the faint hearted, it would be fair to say. Weather was changeable on the day we visited so not too busy and only a 5 min wait to get up the tower. Last set of steps are tricky, vertical ladder. Once you're up top, the views are fabulous and vertiginous #obvs.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Must see area while visiting Italy. The tower and city itself is so interesting and a piece of history not to miss.

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Thank Judy W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A Very nice ancient town in Toscany, where the high towers are an important thing about the towns history. One of our favorite towns in Tuscany. Low point is getting a parking spot, that is not far from the town centre.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The bell tower was like any bell tower. I am just glad that they had modern stairs to get you there which is not seen a lot in Italy. It is worth the climb and it is not a big tiring climb.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Climb to the top, take in the views. Truly one of the most scenic views in all of the Tuscan region.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Worthwhile as part of the overall San Gimignano experience which is our favourite Tuscan town. The towers make this town pretty special but also it is well set up to handle the large number of tourists that come through

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

You must climb up some 154 or so steps to this bell tower, also known as the Torre Grosso of the Palazzo Civico. But the views from the expansive roof are panoramically fantastic. You can see wide vistas of fields and farms. You can even envision the route of the Via Francigena, the pilgrimage route connecting Canterbury to Rome that... More 

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Southampton, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The pictures just don't do it justice. The town, the bell, the shops. Love this town. When you walk up the hill towards San Gimigniano the experience begins. You're taken back immediately by the wall surrounding the town. The history is everywhere. Great shops. Friendly people. Take the time and go to the top of the bell tower. The view... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

San Gimignano is one of the most wonderful little towns in Italy. Fantastic food, sights and Galatea! Go there if you get a chance while you are in Italy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Be prepared to be amazed- at the end of the 150 stair climb, there is a wonderful view waiting up there!! Its like the someone ran a comb through few hills & they became beautiful farms- turned towards San gimignano, built few towers & it became known as Medieval Manhattan. Sun was out & it was extremely windy- but we... More 

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