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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
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
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
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
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
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
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