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Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: 0592032660
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What a view!

Part of Modena's ancient history....stone stairs climb to view of surrounding Modena. Not too strenuous of a walk up the stairs and the structure has places to stop and look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Lynne P
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Modena, Italy
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Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Part of Modena's ancient history....stone stairs climb to view of surrounding Modena. Not too strenuous of a walk up the stairs and the structure has places to stop and look. Also, easily done with older children.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

SImilar feelings as my view of the Duomo. This is an adequate Campanile, but you'll be better off visiting the other sites in the Centro. The stairs and climbing is really not that fun and the views of downtown Modena are rather pedestrian. Good luck.

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Thank lawrencejho
Bromsgrove
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a little disappointing as you cannot reach the very top of the tower spire- as the stairs are unsafe. However, you can climb the stairs to about half way up and there is a nice panoramic view of the city.

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Climbed 40 plus meters for panoramic views and some quality pictures of Modena, but found out that windows in the observation deck are covered with such dense grid that it's impossible to make a decent picture. In addition some windows are covered with non-transparent organic glass. Disappointing.

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Thank Ramūnas B
Westlake Village, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is an older church with a style I guess I would call baroque. Interesting but paled in comparison to others I have seen in recent weeks.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The symbol of the city is huge and nice. The problem is the nearly 200 steps, to get on the top. We just have seen from outside, but is a beautiful building.

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Modena, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We call this our favorite lady of Modena. Like most towers in Italy, it leans at an interesting angle, but different to others there is a quiet grace and beauty to this tower. We are biased, of course, because we live in Modena, but it's a landmark of the centre of town and worth seeing. You can choose to climb... More 

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Thank cyclejam
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The view from the top is beautiful. There is no elevator, but you'll be earning an extra gelato or glass of lambrusco by climbing the stairs. Don't forget to take your camera!

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Mouscron
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123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

3 EUR/pers to climb the 200 ish steps. Once at the top you have a nice view on Modena but you can't really make nice panaromic picture since the openings are protected by a dense wie netting that prevent you passing your camera objective.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love climbing towers in Europe. This one is shorter than most and easily climbed. Only 3 euros, I think. Nice view. Check out the story of the stolen bucket on the way up.

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