Torre del Mangia, Siena

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Completed in 1348 by the Siena's medieval rulers, Torre del Mangia is a symbol of the city at the Palazzo Pubblico. Marvel at the 88 m (289 ft) tall tower, a well-preserved example of Italian Gothic and secular architecture. You can climb 400 steps to the top of the structure for views of the city and Tuscan countryside. The staircase may be a challenge for people with mobility, cardiovascular, or claustrophobia issues. Arrange to visit Torre del Mangia and other attractions in Siena using our Siena trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Awesome place and magical, obligatory stop in Siena! Piazza del campo is dominated by this tower where you can climb. We were lucky enough to visit Siena a few days after the palio, full of decorations of the winning contrada
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  • Beautiful Tower of nearly 100 meters high! Dominates the town and is certainly the most famous monument in Siena.
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  • Part of the square Pizza del Capmo is also the Torre del Mangia, output it Will get your heart pumping blood in the veins, but the views from it You will touch the soul.
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  • €10 is a bit much considering the arrangement: narrow stairways mean one-way access at any time. You also have to wait for the light signal at the bottom of the tower to go green ("Avanti"). That said, the view from the top is spectacular from all four sides so be sure to bring a camera. Don't go if you're claustrophobic or suffer from vertigo.
  • The view at the top is amazing. Stairs are narrow but those with a fear of height shouldnt worry. Only downside is all the staff were super unfriendly however you dont go there for good service...
  • Dirty place with a lot of pigeons that can cause a dangerous disease. The scenic view not compensate climb so many stairs with pigeon faeces.
  • Spectacular views of the city and surrounding area. Quite a climb on narrow steps, Iloved it and so did my 2 years old son... 😊
  • It costs €10 euro to climb the tower which is almost as much as the €13 for the opa si pass which gets you access to all parts of the Duomo, including the panoramic view at the top of the Duomo Nuovo, which is just as high as the torre and has fantastic views.

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To enjoy panoramic views of Siena's historical old town, check into a luxury hotel in the city center. If you are looking to escape the activity of the main tourist areas, consider staying at a hostel or guesthouse just outside the central areas. Private multi-room villas in the residential neighborhoods offer landscaped outdoor space and secure parking. For something a little different and considerably less expensive, explore one of many B&Bs in the vineyards and olive groves of Siena's countryside.
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