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"Torre Ghirlandina" Ghirlandina Tower Tip by mikey_e

Ghirlandina Tower, Modena: 4 reviews and 8 photos

  Torre Ghirlandia
by mikey_e
  • Torre Ghirlandia - Modena
      Torre Ghirlandia
    by mikey_e
  • The steeple has been chopped off a bit... - Modena
      The steeple has been chopped off a bit...
    by mikey_e

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

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2007
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