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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  • La Ghirlandina is the symbol of Modena and there is nothing more beautiful than go to the top and look at the beauty of the city. Entrance 3 euros worth it though
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  • The Duomo and the Piazza Grande, the complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The "Ghirlandeina" high over 85 mt is the symbol of the town and on the feast of the Patron Saint San Geminiano, on 31 January each year, is open to visitors climbing the stairs up to the top where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the historic centre.
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  • A haven of peace in this House where it inspires reverence. A must-see. Very pretty. L
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The center of town has a selection of grand old hotels, as well as some budget-friendly guesthouses dotted along side streets. To the west of town, a number of caravan and camping sites provide facilities for those crossing the country in their own accommodations.
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