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“Didn't feel the need to go to the top” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Giotto's Bell Tower

Giotto's Bell Tower
Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, 10000 Florence, Italy (Duomo)
055-230-2885
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“Didn't feel the need to go to the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Was really fascinating to look at but I didn't feel the need to go to the top. Amazing marble work and just a beautiful work of art

Visited August 2012
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“The view is worth the many many steps to the top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

6 euro gets you the best view in Florence. Plus the fee goes to the most beautiful church in the world. That is my opinion after seeing St Peters Vatican, Notre Dame de Paris, Notre Dame de Strasbourg, Sacre Couer, St Marks Venice, and Duomo of Pisa. The exterior of the church is beautiful green and pink marble.

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“Giotto's Bell Tower--A MUST SEE!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

It is magnificent, as well as the Giotto itself. Climb the stairs for an extra small charge--no hurry, take your time, grueling, but you definitely WILL NOT regret it!!! (smiling)

Visited May 2012
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“Completed in 1359”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Many European churches were constructed over the course of hundreds of years - many still remain unfinished. The church of Santa Maria del Fiore is one of these constructions that took many years. The tower was designed by Giotto and was begun in 1334. Finished 22 years after he died, the Campanile was finished in 1359 and rises to a height of 276 feet. Putting this into perspective, remember that the dome wasn't finished until 1463, over a hundred years later. You can climb to the top of this tower and the views from the summit are spectacular...So are the waiting lines to enter the tower.

I particularly love the combination of white, pink, and green Tuscan marble used for the exterior decoration. The simplicity of design and geometry of decoration make this monument one of the finest sights in Florence. The tower can be seen from all over the city. Enjoy.

Visited November 2012
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Of course it's breathtaking standing below, but when I visited in Feb. 2007, I climbed to the top and the view is something you have to experience at least once in your life. So worth the climb.

Visited July 2012
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