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San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Second visit and never failed to impress us. We were on travelling on our own so we took our time to take in the sights. It was near Christmas and there was a band playing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit and never failed to impress us. We were on travelling on our own so we took our time to take in the sights. It was near Christmas and there was a band playing. What an experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visit to San Gimignano would be complete without a visit to its bell tower. However, do not be misled, the climb to the top is not for the faint hearted, those who suffer from vertigo or who are in any way infirm, as the last part of the climb is up a vertical wrought iron ladder. However the views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a climb in heat & not great if you fear heights. Views over the town & countryside make it worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is this the same as Torre Grosse?? If so, then it's a fantastic tower well worth the climb. The stairs are mostly modern metal framework so the regular spacing is easier on the legs than the narrow medieval stairs. The kids loved the view. Definitely a must-do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comparatively easy to climb if reasonably fit, and when at the top the views are worth it. At the moment 1.50 euros extra for exhibition of religious paintings but still worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As is typical of anything that you need to climb up to in Europe, you must climb it. If its there, climb it. The views up top of the Tuscany area is just amazing. Finish up your tour with some gelato afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is one thing the Italians do well and often is build towers. And this one is another that offers excellent views over the Italian countryside. We worth the effort to climb this tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please take time to go up this tower, tallest in San G. Great view from top! Perspective of all that is around San Gimignano. Will love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A word of advice you need to be fit to go up or you will struggle a bit ( I did!) but the views are amazing specially of the other 13 remaining towers in the village ( in the heyday there were over 60) I loved the views specially as you need to work so hard. Super recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Stunning views of Tuscany and a great way to burn off to many pizza calories! well worth the climb if you have time

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