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84 meters in height and about 15 meters wide, the Giotto's Bell Tower is the most eloquent testimony of fourteenth-century Florentine Gothic architecture which, though with a vertical momentum, does not abandon the principle of solidity. Faced with white, red and green marbles like the Cathedral, the majestic square-base bell tower is considered the most beautiful in Italy. Begun by Giotto in 1334, it was continued by Andrea Pisano, who completed the first two levels respecting Giotto’s project. The bell tower was completed in 1359 by Francesco Talenti, whose merits include the Sienese style double mullioned windows and the large triple lancet windows, thus making the construction elegantly Gothic, though maintaining the classical composition of the whole.
 
 
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TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ACCESS PRIORITY

Every day 8.15–19.00.
Closed January 1st, Easter,December 25th
The last entry is forty minutes before closing time.
414 stairs by foot only, no lift

For visiting Baptistery, Dome, Bell Tower, Crypt and Opera del Duomo Museum you have to go to the ticket office in Piazza San Giovanni 7, you have to show your Firenzecard and to collect the free ticket to put in the automatic turnstiles.
 
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