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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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Hard work but so worth it!

For a very small entry fee climb to the top of the tower for a rewarding and beautiful view of Bologna.It is a tiring climb and quite difficult at times when passing other people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

For a very small entry fee climb to the top of the tower for a rewarding and beautiful view of Bologna.It is a tiring climb and quite difficult at times when passing other people who are on their way back down.Give yourself at least half an hour to climb. Time to admire the view, and a shorter time for coming... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Started reasonably early in the morning to avoid the heat and, as its pretty narrow, to have a relatively uninterrupted climb to the top. As you'd expect when climbing nearly 500 steps in the hot weather it's no cakewalk but you can take a break on the way up. Climbed the tower with my daughter at a steady pace and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

focal point of Bologna, saldy partly obscured by the most hellish and noisy roadwirs when we arrived. Too hot for us to attempt a climb, but we'd bet the view is worth it for those of a younger and stronger-legged disposition

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Strangely they still standing there. Must be 5 meter out of balanse. Strange and a bit freightening.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Towers are a must for travellers visiting Bologna. The Views from the top are fantastic and the 3 Euro fee i think is fair but it must come with a warning. There are no lifts here and the nearly 500 steps are not for the faint hearted. The wooden staircase is quite rickety with flimsy handrails that wobble and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing views of the city but just be ready for the walk up nearly 1000 steps. Not for anyone with a fear of heights. Definatly worth it.

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Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For a cheap 3 euros, you get to have a good view of the city, you can scare yourself while climbing the stairs and you end up having great panoramic pictures.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Love old buildings, love the workout, loved the view. Definitely worth a visit if you are capable of climbing many stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband is an architectural technologist and was so exited by these! They are inexpensive to climb but we decided not to. They lean quite a bit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It is worth to climb the stairs because the view is unique. You can see the whole city of Bologna. It is fantastic.

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