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San Gimignano Bell Tower, San Gimignano

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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. Take a look at our San Gimignano tour planner to schedule your visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Went primarily because my son's interest in Assassin's Creed. Loved the gift shop, museum and of course bust of Dante. Did not climb to the very top, the others did and the views were spectacular.  more »
  • This is worth the 9 euro admission to climb the stairs and ladder to the top. The views of the Tuscan landscape is breathtaking. The whole region is incredible with the vineyards and gentle rolling hi...  more »
  • It costs €25 for 2 adults and 1 child and it is clearly worth the money. The prospect is easily the best in Tuscany. Both the town itself and the beautiful landscape with its many vineyards
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Many private country mansions just minutes from San Gimignano's historical town center offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices, including access to free parking, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and satellite TV. Staying outside the busy town center allows you to rest in peace and privacy, just a short drive from all the urban action. Slightly more expensive, self-catering apartments in the city center offer comfortable suites, where you can cook your own meals and reach the best nightclubs on foot.
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