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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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All the buildings in these old European cities have this feeling of history and time standing still. Well worth exploring

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

All the buildings in these old European cities have this feeling of history and time standing still. Well worth exploring

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It is a trial for those of us who are not fitness maniacs, but the views from the top are magificent. Be sure that you want to do it before you start, because even going down the narrow steps is not easy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a long way up but worth it for the views over the whole city. Entrance €3 and you go up these rickety wooden stairs to the top. Go early because there's not much space at the top and also there can be a lot of traffic on the narrow staircase. Not for people with a fear of heights!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Quite a shock when you first see the towers, because of the lean on the smaller one, which is exaggerated by its closeness to the other. I have to admit I chickened out of climbing the taller tower, even though I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower. It made me feel dizzy standing at the bottom and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The 3 Euro price entry is great, the 570 odd steps are totally worth the climb up, although they are a little tricky to traverse on the way down. The views are breath-taking and as they are 360 degrees of the city as afro as they eye can see. The light across the city is magnificent and as the tower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I was quite anxious climbing the tower with its rickety stairs. Definitely worth doing though for an adrenalin rush especially when it's full of visitors!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can actually climb the taller of the two towers for what is apparently the most spectacular view of Bologna and its surrounds. We didn't have time to climb the tower but would if we went back to Bologna again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Climbing the Asinelli tower is definitely a must when visiting Bologna. It costs 3 euro and it's an excellent workout. Just be sure to do it on a day with nice weather because at the top of the tower the wind can be brutal. The only downside is that all the views are caged off because the tower used to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The tower provides an amazing 360 degree view of the city at the top. From there you can see all of the large cathedrals in the old part of the city. Additionally you can see where the city meets the mountains and where the old part of the city gives way to the newer buildings. It is also interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great place to visit if you are fit and able to climb up lots of stairs. Not recommended for people who suffer claustrophobia.

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