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Piazza della Torre, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rickyspa1
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank pisces025
Reviewed 30 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank grantiboo
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 88chloe88
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Una H
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