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Torre di San Niccolo

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Address: Piazza Poggi | Oltrarno, Florence, Italy

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Original view over Florence

It's open only between June and September, from 5 to 8 pm and is definitely worth the visit. You get to know the history of the Florence walls built in the Middle Ages and have... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Firenze, Italia
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Firenze, Italia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's open only between June and September, from 5 to 8 pm and is definitely worth the visit. You get to know the history of the Florence walls built in the Middle Ages and have the chance to make beautiful photographs of Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Only children older than 8 are admitted as the steps are quite difficult to... More 

Thank Uira_IT
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Torre di San Niccolo is located across the Arno River on Piazza Poggi. If you climb to the top you get nice views of the city.

Thank Ibadanboy
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Not the best or biggest tower in Florence. Somewhat simple overall but definitely worth a look if on this side of the Arno river

Thank JimmyJackk
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Very simple tower and has nothing special architecturally. Doesn't with the visit at all. Better to save time for something more valuable.

Thank Ahmed A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We climbed this amazing medieval tower, and on the top we found a wonderful point of view on the city, definitely better than Piazzale Michelangelo! And included in the small price, just 4 euros, a very expert guide told us everything about the history of the tower. REALLY UNMISSABLE!!!

5 Thank Giacomo T
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This tower looks abandoned. Maybe it will be a nice view from its top but I think you can't actually climb up there. It is in the middle of a square full of cars (parking?). You should probably keep walking up till you reach the Michelangelo square, which is right on top of the Porta San Niccolo.

Thank Ilian D
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We were coming down from piazza Michael Angelo thru the walkways and all the sudden this tower came in to our view,it was purple lights all around the ancient structure it was crazy. i start taking pictures i want climb it but it was to late and it was close for the day. what and awesome site to see.

2 Thank benhur b
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I loved this place. Old Historic Defense Tower, what's not to love. Really gives you a feel of life in the renaissance period, with these towers. It also was even more special after seeing so many in the Assassins Creed game.

Thank Fizzy88
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Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

Middle of the day looks dead, with just cars and mess. Closed till 5 pm. Keep walking... Maybe looked better at night but not going to walk all the way back

Thank Ewen M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

if you want to part with 3 euros for great views of florence, with a guided tour as well, this is a great attraction. you can climb to the michaelangelo park for free and have equally good views. however the tower has historical significance and is explained very well by the tour guide. tours start every 30 minutes.

5 Thank Deena C

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