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Ghirlandina

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Alongside the apse of the cathedral, standing 89.32 metres tall, is the Ghirlandina belltower, the symbol of the city of Modena. The Ghirlandina was given this nickname by the city's inhabitants due to the double ring of parapets that crown its...more
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Piazza della Torre, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked by the tower - not venturing a walk up on a 90+ degree day. The tower is quite impressive standing next to the church.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dvkremk
Reviewed May 21, 2019

MUST see when visiting Modena - takes your breath away when you see it in person -Beautiful ! HIGHLY Recommend

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dar2027
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

This lovely tower is the dominant landmark in Modena, soaring to 86m. Originally built in 1189, it was only five storeys high before it was extended to its current height during renovations of the Duomo between the 13th and 15th centuries. Its name comes from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed March 19, 2019

In my opinion is worth going to the Ghirlandina. You can see whole city of Modena from that place. What's more we expected that we could go higher, but we weren't able to do it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank patrykkklkkk
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Nice view over Modena to remember, but when we got to the top there were grates covering each of the windows so while the views were nice, we could only see everything through thick black wires.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ingo618
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

The 200 steps to the top were easier than expected, but when we got to the top there were grates covering each of the windows so while the views were nice, we could only see everything through thick black wires.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sarao154
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

You will notice that most of the tower is square shaped with the last third or so octagonal with a steeple. In September 2018 the highest you could climb was to the top of the square tower, about 200 steps. This takes you into a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This lovely tall tower part of the amazing Modena Cathedral offers climbs to the top to see a panoramic view of the city of Modena. Worth the climb to see this magnificent city

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Many of the guidebooks and online sources call Ghirlandina (little Ghirlanda) something named for the wider tower in Seville which implies that this beautiful depiction of Mary being crowned queen of heaven is located in the tower near the Duomo. NOT SO! It’s located in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank pisces025
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Right off one of Modena's main shopping streets so easy to find. I gather the view from the top is not worth the effort, however the tower is eye catching from outside

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Terry D
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