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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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I would have loved to climb to the top for the workout and for the view but time did not allow for this. Our city tour of Bologna did not allow enough free time to make it a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I would have loved to climb to the top for the workout and for the view but time did not allow for this. Our city tour of Bologna did not allow enough free time to make it a possibility (& I was probably the only one on the tour who would want to anyway). Oh yes, the towers definitely lean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Asinelli Tower has 500 wooden steps and a great view of the city for only 2 Euros. It's worth the climb, but not if you're afraid of heights. The Garisenda tower leans too much to be climbed and is probably a good surrogate for the other famous leaning tower if you can't get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Try and do early morning if in summer and be prepared with good walking shoes! Don't look down if afraid of heights! Well worth it once you reach the top :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Two very impressive structure in the heart of Bologna. I visited with friends and we enjoyed see them. Up close they are an incredible spectacle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Costs you three euro's but it's certainly worth it. The climb is nice in the old tower with wooden stairs and from the top you have a great view of Bologna and surroundings, go on a nice and clear day and you won't be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lived the view. Worth every step to the top. Great views of the city. Plus was cool to climb an old tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have climbed a lot of towers in the last eight months (Alcazar of Segovia, Sagrada Familia, Cathedral of Seville, Duomo in Florence). This one was, by far, the most terrifying, and the most grueling. It is around 500 steps to the top, and while they are likely more stable than they appear it felt as though they would fall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the few towers you can go inside for a very reasonable 3 euros. A great way to burn off some calories as plenty of steps - 698 (?). The views are superb. There are major works going on right in front of the tower whilst we were there but it did not impede the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I managed to climb to the top, all of 495 steps as I wanted to take some photos of the city. For €3 it was worth the effort but as I don't like heights I certainly wouldn't do it again. The stairs are very narrow and worn down. You have people going up and down on the same staircase and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

At 3€ entrance fee this 500 step climb to the top of the tour is not as arduous as you might think. The flights of stairs are 10-14 steps each with occasional landings to stop if you need to. You come down the same way as you went up so be prepared to give way several times. Once at the... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 0039.041.2960840-1
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna

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