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Mangia Tower (Torre del Mangia)

Piazza Del Campo 1, 53100 Siena, Italy
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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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Centreville, Virginia
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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75 helpful votes 75 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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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