Torre del Mangia

Torre del Mangia, Siena: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Torre del Mangia Reviews: 4.5/5

Torre del Mangia
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The tower, more than 290 feet high, was constructed in 1325 by Minuccio and Francesco di Rinaldo, and has the Chapel of the Piazza at its base..
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G.B.
699 contributions
Do not miss the chance to visit this tower (also valid for those who suffer from claustrophobia).
Sep 2021
The first few steps can be difficult, but don't be afraid. It is only because of the presence of the clock mechanism that narrows the passage, after the first steps the space widens and you can climb more easily. At the end you will be able to enjoy an enviable panorama!
Written November 8, 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,084 contributions
Tower
Aug 2021
The tower is almost 300 feet high and has awesome views of the city. It is a beautiful sight to see and one in which all tourists in the city must go and view for themselves.
Written August 6, 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,647 contributions
Siena's landmark
Jun 2021
the Mangia tower is definitely the landmark of Siena, seen from the beautiful square Piazza del Campo as well as from all around the city. nice lights in the evening at aperitiv times...
Written June 22, 2021
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pidge
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Best view in Tuscany
Jan 2021 • Friends
Climbing the steps to the top of the torre is well worth it! Siena is situated up on a hill in Tuscany, so not only do you get an amazing view of the city, you get a great view of the surrounding countryside.

I especially loved the view of Siena from above as it better helped me appreciate just how old and well preserved this beautiful city is. It's unlike any other in Italy!
Written January 13, 2021
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adcdiving
Antwerp, Belgium165 contributions
Citytrip in Siena
Oct 2020
This shell-shaped square is the heart of Siena. On one side is the Palazzo Comunale (town hall) and the 102 meter high Torre del Mangia and on the other side it is full of inviting terraces.
Written November 17, 2020
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JacPG
Heerlen, The Netherlands261 contributions
Great great great
Aug 2020 • Family
Just come, sit, watch, drink on Piazza del Campo with a view on this great tower. We will return every time to this top site if this top city!
Written August 7, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Wonderful bell tower!
Aug 2019 • Family
Torre de Mangia is the most known building in Siena. It is located in Piazza del Campo (main square) in the old town of this charming medieval city, in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It is a bell tower located in the Palazzo Publico (town hall) and it was built in 14th Century. Then was the highest secular tower in the city and it has the same high than the Duomo bell tower: a contraposition between two powerful powders: state and religion. After some other elements was included until their final form. Wonderful bell tower. I am sure it will be the first place you will go, if you come to Siena. Top in Tuscany and Italy (and probably on world).
(See also Piazza del Campo, Palio di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena)
Written May 14, 2020
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Andrew S
Bellingham, WA1,046 contributions
A long climb, but a terrific view
Jun 2019
Gives an terrific view of the center of Siena. It's a long hike up the tower but completely worth it. Wear comfortable shoes.
Written May 13, 2020
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Greg J
Sebastopol, CA180 contributions
The heart and history of Siena
Nov 2019
Good exhibits of the Siena within the city hall. You can watch the horse races, especially the one where the horse finishes first without a rider!
Written April 28, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,527 contributions
The most famous symbol of Siena
Jan 2020
Torre del Mangia can be seen from almost all parts of the city. The civic symbol of Siena, it stands out in the Piazza del Campo next to the Palazzo Pubblico. Arriving at the main square, Piazza del Campo, we can immediately admire the beautiful tower and the palace next to it. The atmosphere in this beautiful square is beautiful. The reason for this is all the beauty of Torre del Mangia with all its buildings, palaces, fountains, restaurants and bars. At one point, I feel like the time has stopped and I am back in the Middle Ages. The construction of the tower was begun by the brothers Francesco and Muccio di Rinaldo in 1325 and completed around 1348. The tower was built to be exactly the same height as the Siena Cathedral as a sign that the church and the state had equal amounts of power. The tower is in red brick until the crown, while the upper part in travertine is the work of the Sienese sculptor Agostino di Giovanni, following the design by Lippo Memmi. In 1666, after several attempts of fusion, a large bell was put in, and the Sienese called it the “Campanone”, also called “Sunto” because it was dedicated to the Madonna dell'Assunta. The bell plays a notable role in the celebrations of the Palio. It owes its curious name of Torre del Mangia to the fact that the Municipality entrusted, from 1347 to 1360, to bellringer to be Giovanni di Balduccio to ring from the tower, nicknamed “Mangiaguadagni” (eat-the-profits), for his spendthrift tendency, idleness or gluttony. It was later replaced by an automaton, which, in memory of his first bellringer, was called Mangia. The remains of this automaton are now kept inside the Cortile del Podestà. At the base of the tower is the Cappella di Piazza (Square Chapel), built in 1352 as a thanks for the end of the terrible plague of 1348.
Written April 10, 2020
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