Giotto's Bell Tower
Giotto's elegant bell tower (Campanile di Giotto) flanks Florence's Duomo and Baptistery, rounding off Piazza del Duomo's prime attractions. Designed by Giotto in 1334, the Gothic tower is faced in the similar nougat-hued marbles of the Duomo. The design features five distinct tiers decorated with arched windows, sculptures and geometric patterns of different colored marbles.
Take a close-up look at the lovely plaques decorating the tower at ground level, sculpted by Pisano. The originals are housed in the nearby Duomo Museum.
More than 400 steps climb to the top of the 82-meter (25-foot) bell tower, for wonderful views of Florence and the River Arno.
The bell tower is next to the Duomo in the Piazza del Duomo, a short walk south of Florence's train station.
Tours & Tickets
Combine a walking tour of Renaissance-era Florence with a skip-the-line tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’ Accademia)! With a local guide, stroll ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Renaissance Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery plus Chianti Wine Tasting
Follow a morning of Renaissance art, sights and history with an afternoon in Chianti, spent sipping on fine wine and discovering Tuscan villages! After ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Get a revealing look at the hidden history of Florence as you stroll down its alleyways on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide on ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)