Giottos CampanileCurrently Open [Closes at 06:50 pm]
- Address: Piazza Duomo, 50122 Firenze, Italy, Florence
- Timings: 08:15 am - 06:50 pm Details
- Phone: +39-552302885
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Statue, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
It’s freely known that this free-standing 85 metre high bell tower of green, white and pink marble was built for the sheer purpose of showing off Florentine Gothic architecture. The building stands by four polygonal buttresses, and is divided into five levels. To climb to the top of the tower, you have to cover over 400 steps – no easy tasks. But there are landings on each level that you may rest at. Though the views from the top are spectacular, there are other highlights you shouldn’t miss.
- The exquisite six sided tiles on the first level that show man’s evolution in skills and knowledge from the dawn of science.
- Tiles depicting man’s relation to the celestial on the second floor.
- Striking statues of biblical figures on the 3rd floor.
Mind you, the works you see here are all replicas; The originals have been moved to the Opera del Duomo Museum.Visit Italy in 10 Days Itinerary for an unforgettable Italy travel experience
- The museum ticket price is included with the bell tower’s ticket; EUR 10 also covers Santa Reparata, the Baptistery and the Duomo Cupola.
- Buses 14, 23, and C1; Stop- Pucci
- Bus C2; Stop- Oriuolo
- Bus 6 and 11; Stop- Vecchietti
- Ristorante il Pennello
- Buca San Giovanni
- Mamma Gina
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56.21% of people who visit Florence include Giottos Campanile in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
33.76% of people start their Giottos Campanile visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Giottos Campanile
91.13% of people prefer walking in order to reach Giottos Campanile
Situated right next to the cathedral, it's a hike to the top but the pay off is fantastic views of the city and the Duomo cupola. Be careful with twisty spiral top section of the stairs. Passing people on the stairs especially on the way down is a bit yikes. That top stairs should have a traffic light section. By letting people up for a couple of minutes and then leaving people down for a couple of minutes. Surprising it's not in place already. First time I've been to a place like this that does not have it. They should also replace the cage at the top with glass/perspex.
We went here since the cathedral was sold out. The line was reasonable (about 1 hour). It was good to get some exercise with climbing the stairs- challenging but not exhausting. There were a few rest stops along the way which was good to catch your breath without holding up the whole line. The rest stops were a larger open area, so you also get a break from the narrow stairwell.
Such an amazing experience. It isn't bag difficult, so don't worry. If you're in moderate shape you'll make it up easy. The passages are a little tight, but be patient and you'll be fine. My wife couldn't make it, so I ended up taking up my 3 and 5 year-olds by myself. The 3 year old needed to be carried. The 5 year old did most of the steps herself, I carried them both the last 100 steps are so. There are several landings on the way up that provide great opportunities to rest. The hike up the duomo is amazing, but hiking up the campanile gives a better view. Definitely consider giving it a try if you're in town.
Best view of the dome! I came in the morning. There was no queue. Th climb was exhausting. PHOTOGRAPHERS! I recommend going in the morning as in the afternoon the shadow of the bell tower will cast over the dome!
Great experience, unlike majority of towers I had the opportunity to climb. Why ? Because you have 4 levels, on each you can take a break and admire the views of Florence, cathedral, battistero - on each level from different perspective. For photographers - on every level there is a security mesh - top to bottom. One tip: on Sundays after the Cathedral and Battistero are closed (16-19), there is very few visitors in the tower - understandable as the tickets for those 3 attractions are joined.