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“Worthwhile climb”

San Gimignano Bell Tower
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Private tour: San Gimignano Guided Waking Tour
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This walled ancient town has lots to offer as well as the bell tower. If you do climb the tower you will be rewarded with wonderful views. Imagine how important such a view would have been in an early warning of impending attack? The square has the usual touristy shops, but do take the opportunity to taste the amazing ice creams at Gelateria Dondali as well as visiting the church to admire the interesting interior. Do you have a taste for the macabre? There are 3 museums of torture for those interested in such aspects of history. Al in all, plenty to do and see for several hours.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

As Tuscan villages go, San Gimignano has it all. It is a beautiful tuscan, medieval looking village in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. The village has several towers and is easily accessible by road. Most tour companies in Tuscany will include a trip to San Gimignano and the happy tourists get to wander the pretty lanes of the walled city and towers to shop. If you can visit only a single walled tuscan town, then San Gimignano is OK. Otherwise, opt for something more historical like Montepulciano or Volterra. San Gimignano looks ancient but is actually more modern than its immediate neighbors. I gave it a four star rating since it gets too overcrowded with all those Tour buses and can make a pleasant visit too touristy.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The breathtaking views at the top of this bell tower is well worth the climb. The countryside has rolling green hills of vinyards and farms. Simply beautiful.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

A must visit if you are staying anywhere near Florence or Siena. We spent about an hour and half here having arrived ahead of the crowds and before all the touristy shops had opened. What a beautifully preserved medieval town this is. The view as you approach San Gimignano through the rolling Tuscan hills is also captivating. Didn't climb the bell tower as our legs were starting to feel a bit like lead from climbing just about every step there was to climb in Florence the day before. But don't worry, you can find lots more vantage points without the vertical climb. Started to get a bit crowded towards 11.15am. Would recommend an early arrival if you want to really soak up the atmosphere created by this medieval fortified town.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Many stairs but really worth the effort. Amazing views across the valleys and over to Certaldo. Six euro entry fee is reasonable for the experience.

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