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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  • A beautiful city, uncanny atmosphere, definitely come out of the walls and enjoy the majestic views of the entire city.
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  • Breath taking history and visible impact. Take your time to be there at sunset and see how spectacular they look when the evening sun drops and bathes them in its light.  more »
  • Loved this town of about 15 towers 25 minutes from Sienna. We found a wonderful bakery right outside the north entrance of the walled city. Pastries and sandwitches were scrumptious and extremely low ...  more »

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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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