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Campanile di Giotto, Florence

Categories: Observation Decks, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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Climb more than 400 steps to the top of Campanile di Giotto to enjoy views of Florence. At a height of almost 90 m (280 ft), the 14th-century tower features seven antique bells and is considered a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic architecture. Admire the ornate detail of the tower's exterior styling, which includes several reliefs, statues, and carved panels. Wear good walking shoes for the hike to the top, because the stairs are narrow and steep. Your admission ticket also provides entry to the adjoining cathedral, baptistery, and museum. Before you head to Florence, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Florence tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Florence has to offer, including Campanile di Giotto.
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  • This is a great way to spend the calories ingested eating pizzas and folders. Has a view of Florence's but not as stunning as the one that will have you go to the Plaza and in this last Michelangelo, the climb is much less taxing with the advantage of not paying anything and not to waste time in queues.
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  • Go up the more than 400 steps is tiring and a little location. The views of a good, but from the dome is somewhat better and costs go up like.
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  • If you are a photographer, this is the best way to photograph the dome. Climbed both and prefer the view OF the dome instead of the view FROM the dome. Narrow stairs, same staircase for up and down. S...  read more »
  • I'm a huge sucker for tall views. By far the best was the World Trade Center back when it was still around. The thing is like about this one is that it's literally 100's of years old, and it's all handmade. The stairs are narrow, and it still costs about 6euro for entry, but that's 2euro cheaper than the Duomo, and it's not as tall as the Duomo. But the line is...well...there is no line. For us, there was only so much tiem that we had to spend in Florence, and I wasn't in the mood to spend it waiting in a line as with all of the other places in Italy. Bring some water with you, it's a mighty long way up to the top of the tower. As for the comments about it being difficult to take pictures through the cage, you could put a small watermelon through that cage. Just secure your camera and take all the pictures your heart desires.
  • Good view of Florence and the Duomo. Although your photos will be obstructed by the metal fence which encases the entire viewing platform at the top. If short on time or only wanting to do either the bell tower or the Duomo, choose the Duomo. The views are more stunning (and unobstructed) from there. Your ticket for the Duomo automatically includes the Bell Tower so if you've got the time might as well do both as they do give you slightly different views of the city.
  • This beautiful monument is right next to the main part of the Duomo of Florence. It can be challenging to climb up because of the small staircases that can make you dizzy especially you get higher up because they get smaller and harder up there. However, the view is fantastic, although usually busy, and this is a good test to see if you can climb the Duomo dome, which is way harder than the bell tower. It has a gift shop underneath that has decent prices for tourist items in the area. Recommended but fair warning that is a challenge!
  • The only thing that lets it down is that people are continuously traveling up and down the tower which isn't great when there stairs are narrow. It gets extremely difficult to climb at times due to the over crowding and the heat builds quickly
  • The project started in 1928 by Arnolfo di Cambio was then completed by Giotto from 1334
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