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Absolutely worth the climb.

Unfortunately the original tower was destroyed by the Germans in 1944. The present tower is a... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
angie c
Queensland, Australia
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Very lovely view. On a sunny day you can see the town and the surroundings. A steep climb (stairs... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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San Miniato, San Miniato, Italy
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the original tower was destroyed by the Germans in 1944. The present tower is a faithful reproduction then of the original. It stands 30 metres tall, 129 steps up two levels and once at the top you get a panoramic view of the Tuscan...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very lovely view. On a sunny day you can see the town and the surroundings. A steep climb (stairs) but doable, also with kids. The best light for taking photos is in the late afternoon. On a hot day, visit the Rocca in the evening.

Thank A31970
Reviewed 20 July 2017

There are some steps to Climb to get up - but it's a must if you're in this small town. The view is great - you can see quite far on a Clear day.

Thank EllenChr
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It was 34° when we arrived at the parking, fortunately there is a lift which takes you up to the lower part of the village. Getting up to the tower is easy, there are a few stars to climb but unfortunately at the base of...More

1  Thank MrRwFr
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Best views of Tuscany! Our wonderful taxi drive recommended this area and was able to hike to the top of this tower and listen to all the bells of Tuscany at noon!!! It was an amazing experience with wonderful weather, great food and awesome people....More

Thank chp_travel
Reviewed 25 March 2017

San Miniato is a nice small town on the top of the hill. A small walk to the top of the tower is worth the view. This tower is part of a serie of towers. At each hilltop you had one of those towers. They...More

Thank JMontour
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Last year I visited the little town San Miniato to see the gigantic Rocca of Frederico; First we cross a park where is a monument of a man who found here an enormous truffle, I think about 5kg; than we passed a nice square,than we...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The traveler who runs - by train or along the highway - the way from Florence to Pisa or vice versa, for a long time can see, high on the hills south of the Arno Valley, this tower, and realizes he is near San Miniato....More

5  Thank Brun066
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Worth the climb for a great 360 view of San Miniato & surrounding areas. Still a good view at the bottom of the tower for those not wanting to make the climb. Sturdy stairs in the tower - well maintained.

2  Thank aewilliams22
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but if you're in San Miniato, it's worth a view up to the top if only for the view. The tower itself was bombed and then rebuilt. It takes something away from the tower. There are...More

Thank Joel R
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