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

Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
0039.041.2960840-1
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Ranked #6 of 133 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

a taller one and a shorter one. Must be the Bologna version of the leaning tower as one of them certainly is. At first you think you eyes are playing tricks on you, but check the base and you can see it is clearly sunken in one direction.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well, what can I say about that. Just two towers, nothing more, nothing less. So I can't be really dissappointed. You get exactly what you are looking for - two old towers. But its a nice place to visit. :)

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HELLAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

97 meters above ground, 498 stairs to climb. Do not think of these numbers. Just imagine the view. No one will force you to climb more quick than you can. You can stop every now and then to get a photo or to catch your breath. Either way the 3€ ticket is nothing compared to the magnificent view you can... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Here you are in the center of Bologna and you can choose if you want to go to a Café or you want to eat some food or maybe you want to go shopping. You have near to everything. You can also enjoy the sightseeing and go under the roof when you walk in the streets

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Fantastic - must do if you are in Bologna! When you climb a tower especially an old one you need to understand that there is not going to be much room and the steps are going to be narrow/steep/worn... It cost 3 euros and was totally worth it for the views. You have to ascend over 500 steps to reach... More

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Only the Tower of the Asinelli can be visited. It is about 97 metres high and the top can be reached via a staircase made of about 500 wooden steps. The tiredness you feel in your legs is all worth it... Once you reach the top the view is magnificent! You can see all Bologna underneath you. Truly worth a... More

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The staircase taking you up (on the Asinelli tower) is quite a feat to overcome, especially in an August afternoon. Yet, the view from up there is magnificent. One can see practically the whole of Bologna. It is an experience in itself, and I fully suggest everyone visiting Bologna to climb up this important tower, part and parcel, if not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spent €3, took me 15 minutes walking on top - though exhausting for a non exercising person like me, the scenery is totally worthy! I realized the why Bologna is called "Red City"

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the chance to look over the city from here - the views are wonderful. The narrow wooden stairs are in flights around the walls of this square tower so there are very small landings at each corner where people can pass safely & you can briefly catch your breath if need be. Full floors are few - with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Climbing 498 steps on a warm humid day in August was good for me I suppose but I was completely pooped , thank goodness for the stopping points on the way up. We spent at least 30 minutes at the top taking in the splendid views and recovering. Fantastic view and the climb has to be done when in Bologna.

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