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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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  • What about after seeing the Cathedral npn can you ignore the beautiful Ghirlandina Tower Modena.la Tower is the real symbol of the Cathedral Bell and at midday you can hear the sound of bells charming. very nice
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  • I was curious to see modena in all its beauty and from here I have succeeded in my purpose. I would have liked to see it with the Windows open in order to observe it even better and also to make better pictures but it's fine. To visit.
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  • To do the first climb to the top of the staff, but could go up easily. Seen from above is not that high, it is still helpful.
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