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San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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San Gimignano

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We climbed this tower with our 3 young children, and they had no trouble. They thought the ladder at the top was cool. The view from the top is really nice, and the tower is quite tall; I think taller than Pisa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Other than sampling the wonderful gelato, this would be the next best activity to do while in San Gimignano. Not the easiest ticket booth to find (doors to the left while looking at the duomo and up two flights of stairs above the courtyard) but once you've completed that it's plain sailing. A little climb up stairs and a ladder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Not a challenging climb compared to some other towers I climbed in Italy and every step is worth it for the views offered. Stunning perspective on the main piazza and the green fields beyond it. Make sure to bring your camera along!

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