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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  • Already built up to the fifth floor in 1169, was completed in 1319 by the "maestri Campionesi". 87 metres high from the outset had civic functions. From the Tower keepers reported the opening of the city gates is overseeing the forzieri6del common.
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  • The symbol of Modena. You can see from any part of the city and is part of the complex of the Cathedral, an example of Romanesque architecture, one of the most beautiful in the world. You can hop on and see the beautiful capitals and a unique view over the city.
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  • This beautiful tower can be seen walking around the city center. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized I could climb it! It is a quick climb of 200 steps that will definitely get your heart racin...  more »

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