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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 136 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
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Bucharest, Romania
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

bright and early on a sunday morning my husband and I climbed the tower , its along way up , cost 3 euro each ( the kiosk is slightly up the tower) seem to remember its 97m high which is split into several stages with landings every so often . lovely clear views from the top when we climbed ,... More

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice experience climbing up those stairs that seemed to be endless at some point and getting more and more tired and hearing jokes like "I wonder if they give your money back if you don´t make it" and then reaching the end with the fantastic view. The only negative point were the handrails of the stairs, they seemed to... More

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Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Nearly gave up a couple of times but was worth the 3 euros for the view.... much easier going back down!!

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Drysdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Take your time and you will get there, the view is worth it. There are many steps up to the top and be aware they are slippery with the number of people that have gone over them.

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Pula, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Ha ha you can wonder aroun Bologna all day enyojing a nice red city, good food and have a photo in front of this two Guys, a little bit like falling down but not. They are two from a lot Bologna has befor, think about 200 towers.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Pisa has only 1 leaning tower, Bologna has them 2. They are the last ones remaining out of the hundreds that were around the city in the Middle Ages. Go around the square & take photos from different angles. There are some points from which the towers seem to be touching each other. We didn't climb the 500 steps, we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amazing view from the top over Bologna. But need to tackle the 490 odd steps to the top. Could become crowded as stairs and space on top is limited.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was the 2x time I climbed this tower. First was with my husband on a tour a few years back, this time I took my son. It's only 3E to climb to the top. Great views. The stairs can be challenging and don't go if you aren't in decent physical shape. Wear decent shoes and expect to sweat. Do... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Yes, this is a leaning tower too. It was used in the olden days to keep an eye on the boundaries of the kingdom. We enjoyed the view from outside and did not venture to climb up since there are over 450 steps to climb. Interestingly this tower survived a major earth quake not so long ago

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We loved viewing these towers from outside but we didn't climb them. Do it if you must. The views of the city are said to be spectacular.

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