We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)
Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, 10000 Florence, Italy
055-230-2885
Improve this listing
Book Now

Ranked #6 of 224 Attractions in Florence
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Attraction Details
New York City, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,135 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,567
    506
    48
    8
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
46703
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
71 attraction reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Florence, Italy
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warren, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
744 reviews 744 reviews
436 attraction reviews
Reviews in 257 cities Reviews in 257 cities
2,211 helpful votes 2,211 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hartford, Connecticut
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto) also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.