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Ghirlandina

Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Modena
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Barga, Italy
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30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

it's the tower, the Verona marble covering it, but it's the whole surrounding, the ambiente, the Piazza around it, the people, it's so perfectly Italian

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Valletta, Malta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Well 'Il Ghirlandina' is actually a watch tower by the main 'Duomo' or cathedral, on Sundays you can climb inside the tower for free where you can get a birds eye view of this impressive city.

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