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Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda)

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Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 0039.041.2960840-1
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Description: The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the 12th...
The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the 12th century.
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Very interesting architecture

Interesting to look at and photograph, lots of building work going on at present. (End February 15) Very buzzy area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting to look at and photograph, lots of building work going on at present. (End February 15) Very buzzy area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Alot of steps that are very narrow.But when you reach the top it is worth the effort.Beautiful 360 degree view.A nice breeze cooled us off at the top.Take your time and bring a bottle of water.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Didn't know the challenge that awaits us before climbing to the top. The door way is narrow and one person at a time could pass. You have to wait turns for who's coming out and going in. It starts with a spiral staircase, and after 5 rounds you reach a little window where you pay €3 per person, to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You have heard so much about the Tower of London (I guess) and so much about many other towers... That are almost certainly younger than these in Bologna! Yes, apart from the main tower in the London edifice, everything else is younger, much younger than the two towers (and others around the town). To be honest, I was happy they... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is fascinating to go and see them. If you reach them, GO UP! It is a bit tiring, but it is worth the view that you will get.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If visiting Bologna this is a "must visit" attraction. For 3 euros we climbed all 400+ steps up to the top of this tower. What a view!!! Very steep and narrow. Not for those with heart or lung problems!! An amazing feat of building. The view from the top is stunning and you get a real understanding of the layout... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you pass by the towers f the Asinelli and Garisenda you cannot avoid entering and trying to climb it all up. I did it a 20 times may be. It's tough and a bit scary when you make people pass. But at the end you see all Bologna right in front of you. Even San Luca is seen from... More 

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expat in Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good exercise if you are fit and a really nice view of bologna. Make sure is a clear day and beware of the old saying... You should have finished your studies. Ask about the legend.

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Well, this is the main symbol of Bologna. I definitely recommend to get to the top even if it's a foggy day, because you will still get the chance to see a pretty big portion of the city. Plus, winter fog is typical in this region. Funny fact: Bologna is competing with Siena, Venice and Cremona to be among the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Rickety in parts and treacherous underfoot on the way down; I'd not recommend anyone unsteady on their feet attempt it or in unsuitable footwear (it's usually me in heels!) but once you've scaled the 400+ narrow and steep steps and dodged other people on their way down/fallen by the wayside/stopping bf to take photos, the view from the top is... More 

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