Torre del Mangia - Siena, Italy. When the bell tower of Siena, Italy was built it was one of the tallest towers in Italy. The height was exactly the same as the cathedral, indicating that the church and government has the same power. Today it is a great tourist attraction as we climb the 400+ stairs to the top.
Five unforgettable places to go and things to do in Tuscany
The town of San Gimignano in the countryside of Tuscany is one of Italy's prettiest towns. It also has a fascinating history - it once had 72 towers across the town. It is also home to world championship gelato... in case you needed another great reason to travel there!