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Ghirlandina

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Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: 0592032660
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Tower with a message

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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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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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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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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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
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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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