Giottos CampanileCurrently Closed
- 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
Giottos Campanile - Review
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
Giottos Campanile Ticket Prices
- The museum ticket price is included with the bell tower’s ticket; EUR 10 also covers Santa Reparata, the Baptistery and the Duomo Cupola.
How To reach Giottos Campanile by Public Transport
- Buses 14, 23, and C1; Stop- Pucci
- Bus C2; Stop- Oriuolo
- Bus 6 and 11; Stop- Vecchietti
Restaurants Near Giottos Campanile
- Ristorante il Pennello
- Buca San Giovanni
- Mamma Gina
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Things to Know Before Visiting Giottos Campanile
56.1% 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
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Giottos Campanile, Florence Reviews
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.
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!
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.
Amazing craftsmanship. Unbelievable when you see how huge the church is, and realize they had no power tools or equipment at that time. All work by hand, and archetectual design. No metal superstructure holding it all together. The different color stone also adds to the beauty. The bronze door across from the main cathedral entrance is so detailed. The entire complex shows how amazing is man when he needs to be.
Very bad experience with security today at about 2pm. Someone was throwing glass from one of the higher floors down into the tower. I explained this to one of the guards at the bottom who just kept saying "which floor", so I said the one with the grate to allow you to throw glass into the tower (only one floor has grating. He kept saying "which floor". I showed him a picture of a grate on my phone, but he just kept asking which floor. I kept saying the only one with a grate. I didn't count the floors as I went up and I certainly didn't give them a number as I passed them so I had no idea what to say. Think he basically didn't want to do his job, because he understood perfectly.