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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. To visit Ghirlandina and get the most from your holiday in Modena, create itinerary details personal to you using our Modena trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is the symbol of Modena, the great square, next to the Cathedral. Is to be admired because it is a piece of history
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  • To see the stones of the Cathedral give off different colors depending on the light of day, creating a magical atmosphere and also invite you to be talked to by a modenese legend the delicious, statuette of commoner on the corner of the square to better understand the history and culture of Modena
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  • Built 1169 and completed in 1319 by the maestri Campionesi. 87 meters High had civic functions:d the Tower keepers reported the opening of the city gates and patrolled on the coffers of the municipality.
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