San Niccolò tower was built in 1324, during the works for the last set of walls that used to surround Florence, and it’s one of the most beautiful and best preserved of all the towers/doors that remains in the city. Its charm and grandeur is due to the fact that, unlike the others, it was not lowered in the sixteenth century and thus is the only door that retains its original height (however, the battlements were added in the nineteenth century). It has also been recently restored and, this is the good and unexpected news, open to the public! So, since 2011, during the summer months, locals and tourists have an amazing opportunity: to climb the 160 steps of this beautiful tower, reach the top and have a 360° view of Florence from an unusual and different point of view. From here you’ll also be able to see part of the old city walls. This summer the tower will be open from June 24 to September 30, 2015. Opening times: from 5 to 8pm, with guided tours in Italian, English, French and Spanish, every 30 minutes (booking recommended). In case of rain, the tower is closed. Tickets: 4 € For information: phone +39 055 2768224 – +39 055 2768558 email@example.com #sannicolotower While waiting your turn to climb San Niccolò tower, here you can enjoy a preview!