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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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  • This tower is definitely worth visiting. So many stairs to get to the top but definitely interesting. The view from the top is very nice, shame about the railings
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  • If you want to see from high stunning views of the beautiful Мodena, can climb the tower against the normal amount of input. 
  • The tower is located in the Centre of Modena. A few hundred steps, so quite easy to climb. At the top you'll see Modena from above. Admission is 3 euros.
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