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San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Climb worth the effort!!

We were early (9.30 am) and it was very quiet. As you'd expect stunning views of the town and the Tuscan countryside - head room at bottom and top of final ladder is restricted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were early (9.30 am) and it was very quiet. As you'd expect stunning views of the town and the Tuscan countryside - head room at bottom and top of final ladder is restricted!! The ticket also includes entry to the Musei Civici and Duomo - all well worth seeing - beautiful early frescos and paintings.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I was worried about the daunting climb but it was by far worth the clim. It was an incredible view that truly embodies the beauty of Tuscany

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one tower is open which is Torre Grossa. It is 150 teps to the top and cost 5 euro for a 360 degree view of San Gimignano and the surrounding valley

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went early in the Morning and had the Tower almost to ourselves ,amazing views of San Gimignano,Steps were easy to climb except the tiny ladder at the end was a little tight.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must activity when visiting San Gimignano. Quite the climb, but so worth it for the gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very hot day, but we decided we would climb the stairs......loads of course so if you are in any way less than 90% fit forget it. The last stairs are literally a wooden ladder. The views were glorious all round for absolute miles.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No modern elevator here, just some rickety old metal grating steps. But the view is spectacular, and because the climb is not for the faint of heart (I just had to remind myself not to look down), it is not at all crowded at the top. Seeing such an ancient city from above makes you feel like you are looking... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The climb to the top of the tallest tower is a must, with amazing 360degree views awaiting you. Fun ducking under the bells at the top to cross from side to side. Free admission also to a good museum at the base.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 July 8, 2016

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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