Torre San Niccolò

Gate in Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

Built in 1324, the best preserved of the city’s medieval gates stands sentinel on the banks of the Arno. In summer, with a guide you can scale the steep stairs inside the tower to enjoy blockbuster river and city views. Visits are limited to 15 people at a time (no children under eight years), making advance reservations essential; book online, by email or by phone. Tours are cancelled when it rains.

Behind the city gate a monumental staircase designed by Giuseppe Poggi winds its way up towards Basilica di San Miniato al Monte.


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