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Ghirlandina

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Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: 0592032660

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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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Address: Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: 0592032660
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena

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