San Gimignano Bell Tower, San Gimignano

Built by the city's powerful patrician families in the age of feudalism, San Gimignano Bell Tower is a reminder of a once-ubiquitous architectural trend. Admire at the 14 different towers still in existence, the tallest of which stands 54 m (177 ft) high. At one point, 72 of these study stone structures accentuated the town's skyline. Climb more than 250 steps to the top of the Torre Grossa for views of the other towers and the Tuscan countryside. Make San Gimignano Bell Tower part of your personalized San Gimignano itinerary using our San Gimignano trip builder site .
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  • The 13 euro San Gimignano Pass allows access to the tallest tower in this lovely Tuscan town. It is an easy climb up, apart from the very last steep stairs. Once up, the views in all four directions a...  more »
  • We didn't get to climb the towers. But looking for afar and near, they were not impressive. However, it blends in well with the surroundings and create a wholesome image with the mud color. The preser...  more »
  • A charming walled city with amazing views to be had from one of the 13 towers that remain from the original 72 built. A beautiful city to wander through and explore. Parking can be difficult so we had...  more »
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