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Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande of Modena the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, is a World Heritage Site.

The Cathedral of Modena is a Romanesque Roman Catholic Cathedral built in 1184. It is one of the most important buildings of the Romanesque style in Europe. It stands on the site of two previous churches dating back to the 5th century. The cathedral was the site of the funeral of the famous opera singer Luciano Pavarotti in 2007.


Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande of Modena
Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande of Modena
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The Torre Civica, also called Torre della Ghirlandina, is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Modena. It is 86.12 meters tall and can be seen from all directions outside Modena. The five storey tower was built in 1179.

The Piazza Grande is the open square where the Modena Cathedral and the City Hall are located.

Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande of Modena was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Naples, Italy, on 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 44 38 46.464 E 10 55 32.448
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV
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