Campanile di Giotto
Campanile di Giotto
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The bell tower is a prime example of 14th-century Florentine Gothic architecture. You have to climb 414 steps but the big prize is panoramic city views.
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  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,038 contributions
    An imposing structure towering over Firenze
    A perfect complement to the Duomo cathedral. The architecture was intricate and its design matches that of the Duomo and the Baptistery, making it essentially a cathedral complex. Looking up, it does look massive in person. Pretty insane for their time period. And to the Assassin's Creed fans, please do not scale the tower to get a view and jump from the top, there are no hays at ground level for assassins to safely land on. You will desynchronize. It is much better to appreciate Ezio's adventures at ground level, or maybe climbing the tower... form the inside.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 15, 2023
  • Sarah C
    Malta112 contributions
    414 steps... and you get the best view of the duomo
    Climbing the tower might be quite challenging, even for the fit ones (414 steps in all), however very much worth it. I'd say even more worth it than climbing outside the duomo itself, since you can get the best view of the duomo from the tower. The cheapest ticket to visit the tower costs 20eur, but includes entry to the battistero, museum and Santa Reparata as well.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 20, 2023
  • Katie A
    Winchcombe, United Kingdom78 contributions
    Buy your tickets there.
    Investigating tickets to visit the Duomo, the Bell Tower before we left the UK, only guided tours came up for £60 - £80. We didn’t buy as too expensive. There is a ticket office in a separate building opposite the Bell Tower where you could buy 3x tickets depending on the buildings you wanted to visit at 3 x different prices. We paid €20 per person ( middle price) to visit the Tower; Duomo ( not the roof) ; crypt; museum and Baptistry. So without a guide, so much CHEAPER. The Tower was good for the views, 400 steps, narrow stairways, but mid terraces to catch your breath. Inside the Duomo is disappointing, compared to other churches eg Saint Maria Novello. Never made the crypt. The tickets to the roof of the Duomo are timed so go and book as soon as you arrive in Florence, otherwise non left or only 8.15am! There is a chance to enter the Duomo free of charge if you are prepared to queue, but they can also stop it at short notice. For wonderful art, visit Saint Maria Novella or oginssanti church.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 1, 2023
  • exploretheworld29
    Hove, United Kingdom466 contributions
    You will love the view
    Climb up and see the view. It’s one way up and down so can be tight at places to pass but will definitely keep you fit. The view is again breathtaking once you are up at the top. There was no wait to climb on a Sunday afternoon and was included in our ticket we purchased. I must admit I preferred the Duomo done climb and view!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2023
  • Sanne Koops
    Almere, The Netherlands11 contributions
    Best view of Florence
    Incredible view, definitely worth the climb. The different platforms are super nice as well and all offer a spectacular view. Perfectly doable after climbing the Duomo as long as you take a break. Would recommend buying a Brunelleschi pass instead of a seperate ticket for the tower. Would not recommend if you’re very claustrophobic or if you have movility issues.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 21, 2023
  • Shanelle
    Santa Monica, California2,755 contributions
    Great views of Florence from this climb
    This had a great view of the city and included the Basilica. Compared to the Duomo, there were slightly less steps to climb, but the foot traffic went both ways so it was a bit harder to maneuver. Note that there’s high metal bars at the top for protection which may affect photos. There’s a couple of lower points to stop and see the views from before continuing your ascent. You need a ticket to access this, and can use the Bruneschellini Pass (pre purchase beforehand online). Definitely avoid if you’re claustrophobic and/or are afraid of heights. Wear comfortable shoes as well.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 10, 2023
  • AK8397
    Ontario, Canada885 contributions
    This place rings a bell...
    This Gothic bell tower is located in the Piazza del Duomo. There is a fee to get in, so during busy season, you should buy your ticket in advance, online. To get to the top, there are 414 steps that get narrower and narrower as you mount. Traffic is two-way, so it can be a tight squeeze at times, but there are place to "pull over" and let others go by. The views from the top are worth it -- a grand panorama of Florence, including the Dome which is right next door. When we got to the top, the bells started ringing, which nearly blew our ears out. But a very fun experience. Worthwhile.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,353 contributions
    Make the climb, the views will reward you
    Even if you don't plan ahead, you can get tickets "at the door" to climb this. This is also included in a package to climb the cathedral dome but you definitely have to book that in advance - typically 2-3 weeks. The climb is over 400 stairs, some of which are not too bad and some of which are narrow and circular. If you've never climbed a tower or old structure in Europe then be prepared for this one. there are a couple floors where you can stop and take in the different views but also catch your breath if you need to. Once on top, the views are fabulous. You're not quite as high as the adjacent dome from the top but you do have a spectacular view of it from here.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia994 contributions
    Bell Tower of the City
    Some great panoramic views from the top of this tower, both of the dome and the city. Recommend getting the Brunelleschi Pass (3 day pass to visit Dome, Church + Crypt, Baptistry, Museum, and Bell Tower) to visit this and the other sights. It's 414 steps to the top, but with different levels along the way where you can stop and rest. There is no lift or escalator. It's one way up and one down, no exceptions. Thus, if you're out of shape, scared of heights, under 10 yrs old, have knee problems, etc., then DO NOT do this climb. Saw people bail after the first two levels because of the length of the climb. The steps are not overly intense, not like that of the Dome, there's just lots of steps but nothing too steep. Bring a camera and some water and enjoy the views.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Southside Travels
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,950 contributions
    Bell Tower !!
    Decided to climb the Bell tower after finding out Duomo was sold out for days. The climb to the top is 414 steps but didn't find it too difficult and great view from the top !! It is enclosed at the top so can be difficult to take photos.. Admission price was €20 which I thought was quite expensive but did also include visit to museum but it was too late to do both on this occasion.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
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Katie A
Winchcombe, UK78 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Investigating tickets to visit the Duomo, the Bell Tower before we left the UK, only guided tours came up for £60 - £80. We didn’t buy as too expensive.
There is a ticket office in a separate building opposite the Bell Tower where you could buy 3x tickets depending on the buildings you wanted to visit at 3 x different prices. We paid €20 per person ( middle price) to visit the Tower; Duomo ( not the roof) ; crypt; museum and Baptistry. So without a guide, so much CHEAPER.
The Tower was good for the views, 400 steps, narrow stairways, but mid terraces to catch your breath.
Inside the Duomo is disappointing, compared to other churches eg Saint Maria Novello.
Never made the crypt.
The tickets to the roof of the Duomo are timed so go and book as soon as you arrive in Florence, otherwise non left or only 8.15am!
There is a chance to enter the Duomo free of charge if you are prepared to queue, but they can also stop it at short notice.
For wonderful art, visit Saint Maria Novella or oginssanti church.
Written March 1, 2023
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Lili B
3 contributions
Apr 2022
Waited quite a bit to enter the tower but it was worth it. I wish they had better signage to point you towards the top level as the stairs are sometimes hidden within the columns. If you are sensitive to loud noises, I would not recommend going during the middle of the day as I did (at noon). The views were incredible from every level, and totally worth going up the steps. I would mention, for anyone claustrophobic, it does get very tight towards the top.
Written April 20, 2022
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,039 contributions
Jan 2020
It's a great feeling to stand on the Piazza del Duomo and in peace observe these wonderful works of architecture (Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), Giotto's Campanile and the Baptistry of St. John). This is a unique place where you can see the glow of medieval Gothic architecture. Next to the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore is the beautiful Giotto's Campanile. Like the cathedral, the bell tower is sumptuously decorated in white, green and pink marble. The construction of Campanile began in 1334 under the management of Giotto di Bondone. On the death in 1302 of Arnolfo di Cambio, the first Master of the Works of the Cathedral, and after an interruption of more than thirty years, the celebrated painter Giotto di Bondone was nominated as his successor in 1334. At that time he was 67 years old. Giotto concentrated his energy on the design and construction of a campanile (bell tower) for the cathedral. His design was in harmony with the polychromy of the cathedral, as applied by Arnolfo di Cambio, giving the tower a view as if it were painted. Campanile is built on a square plan, with five different levels, of which the lower two most demanding. Giotto imagined that the lower level contained hexagonal plates and reliefs set with diamond "lozenges" depicting the creation of man, planets, virtues, liberal arts and sacraments. But when Giotto died in 1337, he had only finished the lower floor with its marble external revetment, geometric patterns of white marble from Carrara, green marble from Prato and red marble from Siena. Giotto was succeeded as Master of the Works in 1343 by Andrea Pisano,famous already for the South Doors of the Baptistery. He continued the construction of the bell tower, scrupulously following Giotto's design. The second level is decorated with two rows of niches in which there are statues of Bible prophets. Some of these statues were designed by Donatello, while others were attributed to Andrea Pisano and Nanni di Bartolo. Finally Francesco Talenti built the top three levels, with large windows, completing the bell tower in 1359. The top, with its scenic panorama of Florence and the surrounding hills, can be reached by climbing 414 steps. Giotto's campanile there are seven bells, of which Campanone and La Misericordia are the largest.
Written April 7, 2020
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC994 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Some great panoramic views from the top of this tower, both of the dome and the city. Recommend getting the Brunelleschi Pass (3 day pass to visit Dome, Church + Crypt, Baptistry, Museum, and Bell Tower) to visit this and the other sights. It's 414 steps to the top, but with different levels along the way where you can stop and rest. There is no lift or escalator. It's one way up and one down, no exceptions. Thus, if you're out of shape, scared of heights, under 10 yrs old, have knee problems, etc., then DO NOT do this climb. Saw people bail after the first two levels because of the length of the climb. The steps are not overly intense, not like that of the Dome, there's just lots of steps but nothing too steep. Bring a camera and some water and enjoy the views.
Written September 11, 2023
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Southside Travels
Glasgow, UK1,950 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Decided to climb the Bell tower after finding out Duomo was sold out for days.
The climb to the top is 414 steps but didn't find it too difficult and great view from the top !!
It is enclosed at the top so can be difficult to take photos..
Admission price was €20 which I thought was quite expensive but did also include visit to museum but it was too late to do both on this occasion.
Written September 25, 2023
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David
Leicester, UK10 contributions
Oct 2020
Giotto Campanile is aamazing especially the view looking back over the Cupola. My wife and I did climb both the bell tower and the cupola in the same day and even that was a little hard on the legs. After 414 steps you reach the top and you can admire a really wonderful view. Reccomended
Written October 18, 2020
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AK8397
Ontario, Canada885 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This Gothic bell tower is located in the Piazza del Duomo. There is a fee to get in, so during busy season, you should buy your ticket in advance, online. To get to the top, there are 414 steps that get narrower and narrower as you mount. Traffic is two-way, so it can be a tight squeeze at times, but there are place to "pull over" and let others go by. The views from the top are worth it -- a grand panorama of Florence, including the Dome which is right next door. When we got to the top, the bells started ringing, which nearly blew our ears out. But a very fun experience. Worthwhile.
Written June 7, 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Every building in Florence has the wow factor. This one the Campanile di Giotto. This building is super beautiful I really do love Florence. This building can be accessed for great views of the town and especially the palazzo Duomo. I really love Florence.. Check out my blog on Italy - Rome & Florence for more tips on both Cities at caribbeansolotraveller.com).

This is most certainly a must-see when in Florence.
Written June 14, 2020
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Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA2,755 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
This had a great view of the city and included the Basilica. Compared to the Duomo, there were slightly less steps to climb, but the foot traffic went both ways so it was a bit harder to maneuver. Note that there’s high metal bars at the top for protection which may affect photos. There’s a couple of lower points to stop and see the views from before continuing your ascent. You need a ticket to access this, and can use the Bruneschellini Pass (pre purchase beforehand online). Definitely avoid if you’re claustrophobic and/or are afraid of heights. Wear comfortable shoes as well.
Written May 10, 2023
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BaruchBarryPinnick
Ma'ale Adumim, Israel222 contributions
Sep 2022
If you like climbing towers to see great views then this is for you. There are over 400 stairs - be warned. There are a few intermediate floors where you can sit down and rest. (I recommend taking full advantage of them.) The view from the top is magnificent.
Although this site tends to be less busy than many others in the vicinity, be aware that you sometimes have to wait standing halfway up or down a rather narrow staircase when people are passing in the opposite direction.
There's not likely to be a long queue for Giotto's Tower, and you can spend as long as like up there. Consider buying the combination ticket that includes the cathedral domb climb, the excavations, Baptistry and Cathedral Museum.
Written October 11, 2022
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