Ghirlandina, Modena

4.5
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Ghirlandina
Ghirlandina Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
820 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The tower is beautiful, especially outside. Very rude staff instead, especially considering the exorbitant entrance fee (cad €3. but consider the tower inside is completely bare) is used to pay their salary. Opening hours rather reduced. Nice view, but not exciting, the rest is not very high. Not recommended for the elderly and people with reduced mobility.
    View original
  • La Ghirlandina is the leaning tower of Modena, part of the complex of the Cathedral, you can visit climbing the stairs and offers great views of the city.
    View original
  • Very beautiful our Ghirlandina, part of Unesco, a special view on the other, highly recommended to visit. One warning: the steps being very ancient are even a bit slippery and gently sloping, the space is small and you have to move carefully. Still highly recommended to visit. Well trained if you need information.
    View original
Google
  • Very nice old tower in my home town. Beautiful from outside an nice from the inside. The best is to climb the stairs at the sunset or in the evening
  • You arrive at the platform at half of the tower's height without any spectacular view. Here, you find bars and windows that cannot be opened, which amounts to an even poorer experience.
  • Don't worry no problem Nikki hug you dont worry
  • Great! Like stepping back in history. Modena is a great place and the tour guides at the tower are excellent. Everyone will enjoy this beautiful tower and the history behind it.
  • Oool place. Must see!
Places to stay near Ghirlandina

Plan your trip to Modena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Modena

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Modena

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Modena

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Modena

View all >
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Modena

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Modena

5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to Ghirlandina by other users

2 days in Modena BY A USER FROM ITALY March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM ITALY March, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Modena BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Modena BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Lucca BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Mantua & Modena BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Milan, Modena & Bologna BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in Modena BY A USER FROM ITALY July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Parma BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Modena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bologna BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans