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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
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
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.
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
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