Very thought to reach the top, but definitely a great journey. Would love to repeat in the future once I have recovered:)
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It is hard to climb the different stair paths but once you reach the top it worths the effort the view is one of the best possibles.
We climbed the bell tower in August 2017, we waited in line for approximately 30 minutes. I would recommend climbing the bell tower instead of the duomo, as you get fantastic views of the duomo, great photo op. The bell tower also has less steps...More
Beautiful Bell Tower, long climb, but worth it. The view was awesome because the effort produced some amazing photographs.
Like everything in this square, the marble facade is truly breathtaking, especially at sunset. Grab a place to sit and enjoy the view.
Giotto di Bondone became the Master of the Works of the Florence Cathedral late in life, at 67, and dedicated much his time to the design and construction of the bell tower, laying the cornerstone in 1334 at the age of 67. Its exterior appearance...More
Unless you really want to see the inside of the Brunelleschi's dome, the Campanile is the better choice to hike up which has narrow stair case but levels where you can rest if needed. The cost is included in the combo ticket we had for...More
This place is amazing! After climbing all the way up, you get to see an amazing panoramic view of the city of Florence, including a very interesting view of the Cathedral's dome.
Worth trekking up the stairs for the view. The crowds were light being early December, so I didn't find the stairs claustrophobic except for a small section near the top. I do suffer from a light case of claustrophobia and I do not think I...More