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Ghirlandina

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Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: 0592032660
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Modena's Graceful Lady

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Modena, Italy
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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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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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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Next to the Duomo the Ghirlandina is another great example of Romanic architecture's enriched by the beauty of the setting.

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Farnham, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A bit of a tall story this review, but one worth telling. Different levels are reached by sections of steps taking you ever higher levels, with higher sections having a very slight change in style. very old timber stairs but very firm and not a single creak as far as I could tell. Higher levels had holes in the flooring... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the most famous landmark of the town and a visit to the top provides a wonderful view of the old town. I recommend a visit during the daytime for the best view.

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netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

La Ghirlandina is an interesting example of medieval building. It's the clock tower of the main church, the Dome of Modena. It not merely a nice piece of work, but it has a message as well. At one side of the tower hundreds of photopgrafs testify the sacrifices of all these people who have given their lives as members of... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There are 200 steps and no elevators to reach the view at the top of this tower but it is worth the effort. No time limit so you can take your time and enjoy the architecture as you climb and sit and soak up the atmosphere once you reach the top where it's nice and cool.

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

with its wonderful view It will surprise You. Inside there is a bucket of which the glorious poem of Tassoni talk about: It tells of a war between the italian cities of Modena and Bologna over the possession of a wooden bucket (battle of Zappolino) won by Modena soldiers. Great history and great view from the tower.

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