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“what a climb!!”
Review of Torre del Mangia

Torre del Mangia
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$170.88*
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Hidden Corners of Siena Private Walking Tour
Ranked #7 of 120 things to do in Siena
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Owner description: 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..
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Be sure to buy your ticket to climb the tower immediately as your reservation to climb may be a few hours later. We bought at 10:30 and the next available time to climb was at 1:30. Plenty of time to go through the museum and take pictures of the campo. You MUST leave your belongings in a secure locker while you climb. The stairs are narrow, worn and creepy. Over 400 steps! We loved it. If time allows, be sure to take pictures on each other in the stairway with a flash. The view is spectacular. You feel somewhat vindicated eating a huge gelato afterwards.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stunning view to city and surroundings. Recommend to visit there as early in the morning as you can. I went there at 10:30am and I didn't have to queue at all. The best thing is that then there is also less traffic in the staircase. Sure you have to climb many stairs but hey, it's also high tower. It's perfectly doable with normal physical condition. The stairs are quite narrow from the halfway onwards but there're "platforms" between the stairs that help you to bypass other people. Go all the way up, the view is the best from there.
There are info papers stating that you cannot take your bag or bagback (or actually anything else but your camera) with you to the top of the tower. Don't worry, after climbing approximately 1/5 of the stairs, there will be ticket checking and lockers for your bag (no money required for the locker).

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The stairs are tight and a little tough for the claustrophobic, but the climb is worth every step as the view on top is stunning. Would do it again and again.

Thank Barbscott1
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

There was a couple of hours wait to climb the tower from buying our tickets which was a bit of a shame as I wanted to climb it there and then. When we did climb the tower (and there is a lot of steps) the views are amazing of SIena and the surrounding countryside. You dont really get a massive amount of time whilst you are up there either which again is a shame. Worth a visit if you get time and are fit to climb lots of stairs :-)

Thank Stephengd80
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Celebrated with a climb to the top. Not for the faint of heart. One older couple had to bale part way up. Last year we lined up, this year we were able to buy tickets for a set time. The sign says groups of 25 only, but ours seemed more like 40. You can take only cameras (no cases, small purses, back packs, water - there are lockers on the first level). You can be up and down in 35-40 minutes if you are reasonably fit - 500 plus steps and some tight squeezes - with time at the top for some outstanding views of the surrounding country-side as well as the Piazzadel Campo where the Palio is held. Do not miss the chance to climb.

Thank 1805bob
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