Book your admission to the Ghirlandina Tower

Book your admission to the Ghirlandina Tower

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What can you expect from this experience

  • You will be able to discover the history, the artistic heritage and the curiosities concerning the Ghirlandina Tower.
  • After having climbed the 200 steps of the Tower, symbol of the city, you can admire all of Modena from above.
  • You will see where the famous Secchia Rapita (the stolen bucket) was kept and protected
  • You will participate in a short guided tour held by a specialized guide


The Ghirlandina tower can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday.

From 1 April to 30 September:

Monday to Friday: 9.30-13 / 15.19.

Slots: 9.45, 10.30, 11.15, 12.00 and 15.00, 15.45,16.30,17.15, 18.00.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Slots: 9.45, 10.30, 11.15, 12.00, 12.45, 13.30, 14.15, 15.00, 15.45,16.30,17.15, 18.00.

From 1 October to 31 March:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am -1.00pm / 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Slots: 9.45, 10.30, 11.15, 12.00, 15.00, 15.45, 16.30

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9.30am - 6.30pm.

Slots: 9.45, 10.30, 11.15, 12.00, 12.45, 13.30, 14.15, 15.00, 15.45, 16.30, 17.15

Closing days: Christmas day and 1st of January (in the morning);

Access in groups of up to 25 people for each hourly shift, by reservation only

How to book

The reservation of the admission time is mandatory and can be made:

  • online on this page (recommended mode)
  • by e-mail to or

During the booking no payment is required and it is necessary to indicate the names of all participants

Reservations by telephone or e-mail can only be made during the opening hours of the Ghirlandina Tower and the Tourist Information Office. Important: sending a booking request via e-mail is not valid as a booking until you receive effective confirmation of the number of seats and admission hour booked from the tourist office or from the Ghirlandina Tower. It is therefore not recommended to make a booking request via e-mail near the closing time of the offices


The ticket is to be paid directly at the ticket office of the Ghirlandina Tower (cash only) on the day of the visit. Only visitors who have booked an entry time will have access to the ticket office.

  • Torre Ghirlandina ticket: Euro 3.00 per person
  • Reduced ticket Euro 2.00 for children and students from 6 to 26 years, over 65, for groups of at least 10 people
  • Free admission for children up to 5 years old, for the disabled and their carers, for guides and interpreters, for teachers who accompany classes of all levels.

The sale of Unesco single ticket is currently suspended until a date to be defined

Discover more

Built as the belltower for the cathedral, this tower has however played an important civic function since its origins:the ringing of its bells marked the time for life in the city, it announced the opening of the gates in the city walls and acting as a warning for the people in situations of alarm and danger. Its mighty walls guarded the so-called “Sacristy" of the Municipality, which was home to the strongboxes, public documents and objects of great symbolic value like the famous fourteenth-century “Secchia rapita” or Stolen Bucket (a copy is currently on display).This humble yet supreme object of contention between the people of Modena and Bologna in the enflamed historic battle of Zappolino (1325) was raised to fame in the mock-heroic poem of the same name by Alessandro Tassoni.