Giotto's Bell Tower: Top of Florence


Giotto’s Bell Tower is part of the cluster of buildings which make up Florence Cathedral and is considered the most beautiful bell tower in the world. It was designed by Giotto and started in 1334, however he didn’t live to see it fully completed and two other architects also continued the work until it was completed in 1447. It’s 278 feet tall and is 414 steps to climb to the top. I did that today even though it was 34 centigrade . I was well rewarded at the top and it gives you a panoramic view across Florence and a closeup view of the Duomo.