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Mangia Tower (Torre del Mangia)

Piazza Del Campo 1, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577/292342
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Ranked #6 of 56 Attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Description: The tower, more than 290 feet high, was constructed in 1325 by Minuccio and Francesco di Rinaldo, and has the Chapel of the Piazza at its base.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently visited this tower on a Sunday morning and unlike a lot of other reviews below we did not have to wait in line or follow a set time limit and so could spend as much time as we wanted at the top. While this was great in one sense it also meant that there was two way traffic... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Standing in the Piazza del Campo, you can look up the Tower and see people all the way up looking down. They look so small and you wonder, if you really should attempt to get up there. We stood on line and bought the Opa Si Pass, that is good for four attractions to be entered over a period of... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you want what could be THE best view in Italy, take the time and energy to climb this bell tower. Climbs are scheduled and spread out to avoid traffic congestion in the tiny and confined staircase. It is very well organized.....much better than the bell tower in Florence! You are able to check your handbag or camera bag for... More

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Giessen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Have to say it's a must when in town. Really amazing view over the city. You should know: Take care of the small steps. 8 € only for the tower is a bit too much. You have to leave your bags, even your camera bag in a locker.

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London, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great views and was actually fun walking up the over 500 stairs in the narrow stairwell. Well worth it for the superb 360 degree views of Siena and the Tuscan countryside.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The ticket office which sells the timed tickets to the tower is located in the inner court yard of the Palazzo del Commune. There are three separate types of stairs that you take to ascend Torre del Mangia the 289 foot high brick tower, second tallest medieval campanile in Italy. The first set of stairs are inside the Palazzo and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

You have to pay euro7 at the ticket counter to go up as there is a counter some way up to validate. It is good that they limit the number of people up at one time which allows more space for climbing the steps but one is allowed only 15min at the top. You are only allowed to bring a... More

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Bogotá, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The way up its a bit hard but worth it, you can see a very beautiful and typically Tuscan view from the top. We took some of our best pictures from Siena from this spot. Highly recommended.

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Porto, Portugal
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The entrance to the Tower dela Mangia is on the main square in Siena, Piazza del Campo, on Pallazzo Publico building, with the entrance from its the courtyard. It is an amazing example from the architecture in Tuscany from the XIV century. You can buy a ticket just for the Torre dela Mangia (9 euros) or a combine ticket with... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Torre del Mangia is an 88m high tower [the same height as Siena Cathedral’s campanile to show parity of church & state] of stunning beauty and proportions and its structure for its period defies belief. Built in the mid C14th it was never designed for the thousands of tourists who continually ascend and descend this enormous structure. Because it... More

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