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

Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 0039.041.2960840-1
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Ranked #7 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the 12th century.
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Cambrils, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

For just a couple of euros you can go upstairs to the top of the tower and have amazing views of the hole city..

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I personally think there's nothing special about the towers themselves; however, the view from the top of the tower is magnificent. I were totally in love with it. From the viewing platform from this tower, you'll get to witness one out of three things of Bologna: "The Red" (along with "the fat" and "the learner") due to the view of... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The towers was a fun activity during our stay in Bologna. We arrived in the early morning to take some photos and make the climb. For us, arriving early is good, and at the same time bad, we were there in early January. The good, the amount of people making the climb is much less than later in the day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Climbing up those small stairs is already an exciting thing, but its nothing compared to the view that opens on the very top. nevertheles my best thing about this towers is the story of their creation... when you there ask the locals

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Sydney
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We loved this climb to the top, totally worth 3 Euros to see Bologna from this height. Suitable for all, especially loved by our young son.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You don't think the wooden tiny steps will hold as you climb up the tower...but the climb is worth it...it's tricky and having small feet helps! Views fabulous.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

make sure you pay a visit in the early morning, as many people like to climb the stairs and there are serious cues!

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Quimper, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I recommend you visit the place your first day in Bologna. You will get an appreciation for this beautiful city. The climb up is a nice workout. Yet, it is annoying that it is only one way, so you'll be stopping often to let people descend.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Almost 500 steps up, a killer climb to 97m high, but worth it for the view over Bologna, especially if you are a keen photographer. And can be climbed at your own pace, with several interim platforms en route for you to allow younger and fitter people to pass while you catch your breath! Clear views at the top, not... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What an experience climbing within an old tower! The views were fabulous especially il santuario della madonna di san luca - it looked magical covered with snow on the last day of the year.

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