Torre Ghirlandina

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Torre Ghirlandina information

Modena , Italy
Corso Duomo
Opening hours
9.30am-1pm & 3-7pm Tue-Fri, 9.30am-7pm Sat & Sun summer, 9.30am-1pm & 2.30-5.30pm Tue-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm Sat & Sun winter
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Rising behind the cathedral is this early-13th-century, 87m tower topped with a slender Gothic spire, named after Seville's famous 'Giralda' in the early 16th century by exiled Spanish Jews. Facing it across Piazza Grande is the elegant facade of the Palazzo Comunale.