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

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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An amazing tower with wonderful views across the city of Siena but it is a tight and challenging climb especially with young children. Try and get there early in the morning when it is a little cooler and the crowds a little lighter. You buy your ticket just near the tower entrance which opens at 10:00am.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

It's a long climb to the very top of the tower but it is a view that you really should not miss. If you don't like heights this is going to be a challenge but even then it is well worth giving it a try. The view across Siena is lovely and the view down to the Piazza del Campo... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The climb to the top is a long haul up a narrow series of steps, therefore I would not recommend to people with claustrophobic. However for me I found the climb quite fun and part of the experience. A 360 degree awaits you at the top where you can see the whole of Siena, including landmarks like the Cathedral. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

U can climb on the tower to see the city. It is not very difficult, even though it seems like in middle centuries people were shorter=) The visit is a bit short, like 10 minutes, so it is just to make some shoots and go down. There is a lady who asks tourists to go down. She was a bit... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Siena was only about an hour train ride from Florence, so off we went on a beautiful sunshiny day. There is a series of escalators that take you from the second floor of the train station to the top of the hill leading to the city. From there it was a short 15 to 20 minute work to the main... More

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You buy a ticket for an assigned time slot, which is good as it allows you to go for another gelato (or whatever else you want to do) while you wait. (Florence Duomo, there is an idea for you). You can safely have your gelato, because the climb will require some effort and is not for the claustrophobic or unfit.... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were not lucky to spend a sunny Tuscan day while in Tuscany but anyway the tower looked great in the clouds or under the rain!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is one of those paces you just can not miss when visiting Siena, it would be like missing the Eiffel tower in a visit to Paris. There are 400 steps to the top, but the beautiful scenery at the top is worth each one of those steps.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Bring a camera. Must leave purses and packs in a secure locker - provided at tower. Narrow passageway to top. Many steps - not for those with joint issues or disabilities. Go as soon as it opens at 10 am. If you go later in day, it's much harder to come down the steps due to all the people coming... More

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