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Ghirlandina

Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Modena, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Ghirlandina is Modena's equivalent of the tower of Pisa. It's the campanary and the bells sound could be heard from everywwhere on the city centre. Nice to take a picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This tower and history. When the Jewish had to leave Spain due to the very catholic king, the pope in Italy accepted them in Italy. The Jewish were brining knowledge of the medicine and other important information. This white tour remembers the tower in Sevilla but since it is smaller the name has been adapted to Ghirlandina. Great monument.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We climbed this tower when we went to Modena partly for some exercise, but mainly to see the view from above. The stairs were sturdy and easy to climb, with handrails all the way from top to bottom, so even people who aren't massively steady on their feet shouldn't struggle too much (although obviously the ascent can be tiring). The... More

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It is very nice white tower at Piazza Grande. It is one of trade marks of Modena. There is very comfortable cafe with view to Ghirlandina tower.

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Subotica, Serbia
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39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Magnificent Tower in Modena constructed from white stone on Piazza Grande. It is certainly one of the trade marks of Modena. It is currently under reconstruction but its beauty is still there.

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Modena, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

In the heart of the town, visible from all the surroundings, this beautiful tower stands besides the Duomo

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Well if your a fan of F1 or ferrari do the combo trip and get your camera at the ready, simply amazing experience. If you do the combo be warned there is a transfer fee not included if you use the third party mini bus. We personally drove as you can park for free at the Maranello museum anyway.

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Viareggio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

this is the original Middle Age building of the Municipality of Modena. The top of the tower is the called "Ghirlandina" because of its shape resembling to a "ghirlanda". The suffix "-ina" in Italian language indicates the little thing. there are guided tours inside the meeting rooms of the Town Hall: many rooms have frescoes on the ceilings describing mythological... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

There's something of Modena that all the tourists must learn. It's a word, it isn't difficult, and it's one of the most peculiar word in Modena. In Spain you learn Paella, In Germany October Fest, in France you learn Pan au Chocolat, in Modena, before tortellini and Ferrari, you have to learn Ghirlandeina, in the while also Pavarotti. Why Ghirlandeina?... More

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La Spezia, Italy
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The tower is very nice and has been recently restored. The only drawback is that part of the cathedral exterior wall is covered because is under cleaning and consolidation: but this is the only way you can see it nice and clean for more and more years.

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