World Heritage in Modena

World Heritage in Modena

[ Apr.2016 ] There is the UNESCO World Heritage site in Modena in Emilia RomagnaItaly. They include the cathedral, the bell tower and the square located next to one another. This site apparently shows the development of the medieval Italian free city and it was added in the World Heritage in 1997. I did not care too much about World Heritage before, but since a friend of mine got their second degree in the World Heritage certificate examination, I started being aware of it more. The square of this photo is called Piazza Grande, which was made in the 12th century. The cathedral facing this square was built in 1099. The interior of the cathedral was rather simple, but the design was interesting. To get to the main altar, you have to climb the fairly long staircase. The ceiling of the altar was made of gold mosaic. The bell tower next to it was made in 1169 and the height is about 87 metres. It is leaning a bit, but apparently you can go up depending on the day. I would like to go up next time.

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