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Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: 0592032660
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Probably the most peaceful region..

Modena itself has a very nice and settled energy and this part of it has the same "energy" as well.. Better go and see the leaning tower at least.. ;))

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Modena itself has a very nice and settled energy and this part of it has the same "energy" as well.. Better go and see the leaning tower at least.. ;))

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Modena, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have decided that this is "our" tower and we are so proud to be part of the community it's in. It's a lovely design, and fun to climb and see the surrounding area. It's definitely not the tallest tower you'll find in Italy, but it's an important part of Modena's personality.

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Iasi, Romania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We climbed the tower to the top and we had a delighted view over Modena. Some information boards made us to understand the history of the tower.

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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This tower, adjacent to the Cathedral, is Modena's symbol. It's 87m high & made of white marble. Since 1997 it's declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been restored till the end of 2011 & if you climb the stairs inside you can get a birds eye view of the red roofs of the city.

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Shanghai
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Unfortunately it is not always possible to climb up to the top. If it is opened it is worth to go and have a look at the city from the top.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a leaning tower. Worth a visit if in Modena. We had good views of old town from the top. Would recommend .

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Modena, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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