"Torre Ghirlandina" Ghirlandina Tower Tip by mikey_e
Ghirlandina Tower, Modena: 4 reviews and 8 photos
The Torre Ghirlandia is the detached campanile or bell-tower of the Duomo di San Gimigniano and was begun at the same time as the Cathedral (1099). The upper floors, however, were not added until 1319 and it wasn't until the 1500s that the Torre reached its current height of 86 metres with the addition of the steeple. Oh, and yes, it is on a bit of a slant. You can go up to the top of the tower, but the hours are restricted, so it is best to arrive at the beginning of your visit to Modena in case you have to come back at a specific time for the hike up.
Address: Piazza della Torre
Directions: Detached from, but next to, the Duomo
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