Ghirlandina, Modena

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A watchful guardian over the city of Modena, Ghirlandina serves as the city's token landmark and traditional symbol. The elegant bell tower and World Heritage Site stands 82 m (269 ft) tall and can be seen from all angles of the city. The rectangular first five floors were built in 1179 and follow the Roman architectural canons, while the characteristically Gothic octagonal cusp and pyramid were later added. Two garland-like marble balustrades crown the tower and give it its name. Make the 200-step climb to the top, and consider using one of the audio guides, which are available in many languages. Ghirlandina is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Modena Edition.
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  • The tower is beautiful, especially outside. Very rude staff instead, especially considering the exorbitant entrance fee (cad €3. but consider the tower inside is completely bare) is used to pay their salary. Opening hours rather reduced. Nice view, but not exciting, the rest is not very high. Not recommended for the elderly and people with reduced mobility.
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  • La Ghirlandina is the leaning tower of Modena, part of the complex of the Cathedral, you can visit climbing the stairs and offers great views of the city.
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  • Very beautiful our Ghirlandina, part of Unesco, a special view on the other, highly recommended to visit. One warning: the steps being very ancient are even a bit slippery and gently sloping, the space is small and you have to move carefully. Still highly recommended to visit. Well trained if you need information.
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  • Very nice old tower in my home town. Beautiful from outside an nice from the inside. The best is to climb the stairs at the sunset or in the evening
  • You arrive at the platform at half of the tower's height without any spectacular view. Here, you find bars and windows that cannot be opened, which amounts to an even poorer experience.
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  • Great! Like stepping back in history. Modena is a great place and the tour guides at the tower are excellent. Everyone will enjoy this beautiful tower and the history behind it.
  • Oool place. Must see!
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