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Mangia Tower (Torre del Mangia)

Siena, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 54 attractions in Siena
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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Visited Siena as a group of 46 (40 students age 14-18) and did this in two sets - large groups it's worth breaking up into 12's to give everyone time to get plenty of photos from the top as you're limited to 15 minutes at the top. The stairs are narrow and steep at the top (there are 384 of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The cost of going up the tower is 8 euros. First I thought to myself "they should give ME 8 euros for climbing that tower". I completly changed my mind after seeing the view. Beautiful. Worth every cent.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Well worth the climb - very narrow staircase and windy at the top - glad it wasn't busy when we were up there !

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It´s a must see, when you are in Siena. It takes a while to get to the top and it´s a bit chlautsophobic, but it´s worth it. The best view you can have from the city and the landscape around.

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Bend, Oregon
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Bad heart, knees, vertigo, claustrophopics need not apply. Otherwise give it a go. Take your time, it's steep and if it's crowded you can't tear up it anyway. The reward is one of the best views in all of Tuscany. The piazza takes on new meaning from above and you really get a sense for how crazy the Palio is.... More

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Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The view from the top was fantastic and the walk was not very challenging although was quite narrow at times. Great view of the piazza below and the surrounding hillside.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Beautiful landscape! The climb is hard but the view from the top of the tour repays the effort. The price is not so cheap to be honest (8 euros) but it's worth! Forget it if you suffer from vertigo or you're travelling with small children.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I usually do not opt out of an activity because it seems to strenuous, and with a mild sense of apprehension got in line to check every piece of hand baggage but a camera. The need to do this became clear -- there is no room to carry anything. My mild sense of claustrophobia was exacerbated as we made turn... More

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Moorpark, California
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We hadn't planned to do this. Knew it would be too much for us, as we're getting old and out of shape with only two good knees between the two of us. We still don't know how it happened, but we ended up in a line, thinking we just going to exit the building; the next thing we knew we... More

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Go on top to have a great view on one of the most beautifull piazza in the world. Be carefull though if you are afraid of hights and thight spaces, this one might not be for you!

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