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Piazza della Torre, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will notice that most of the tower is square shaped with the last third or so octagonal with a steeple. In September 2018 the highest you could climb was to the top of the square tower, about 200 steps. This takes you into a...More

Thank krasnayadom
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This lovely tall tower part of the amazing Modena Cathedral offers climbs to the top to see a panoramic view of the city of Modena. Worth the climb to see this magnificent city

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Many of the guidebooks and online sources call Ghirlandina (little Ghirlanda) something named for the wider tower in Seville which implies that this beautiful depiction of Mary being crowned queen of heaven is located in the tower near the Duomo. NOT SO! It’s located in...More

1  Thank pisces025
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Right off one of Modena's main shopping streets so easy to find. I gather the view from the top is not worth the effort, however the tower is eye catching from outside

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

3 Euros to climb up. Nice view but hard for picture opportunities. Iconic tower of the city. Cool architecture.

Thank Grant I
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was a disappointment. I have climbed many towers, and the view is not always idea, but has never been so badly blocked by metal wires and windows as here. So do not climb it for the views, you will be disappointed. On the other...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This beautiful tower can be seen walking around the city center. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized I could climb it! It is a quick climb of 200 steps that will definitely get your heart racing. This workout felt great though, after too much...More

Thank 88chloe88
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The tower is named Ghirlandina, which means small Ghirlanda, after the Ghirlanda tower in Seville. As you start to climb the 200 steps you come to a room with a copy of a 14th century bucket. The bucket was stolen from the Bolognese by the...More

1  Thank ES1211
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Within a frew hundred steps you get to the top and get to see Modena from above. Shame about the windows being secured with a fairly tight mesh that does nit allow for good photos of the panorama. Informative signs tell you the history of...More

1  Thank Alba G
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It is well worth climbing to the viewing platform of this tower; the view over the rooftops of Modena is spectacular. Unfortunately it is very difficult to take photos as the openings in the walls are covered with small-mesh grilles, presumably to keep pigeons out...More

Thank Una H
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