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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 #8 of 132 attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nearly 500 steps to the top of the tower, up a narrow stairway with people everywhere can be a bit frightening, especially since I'm pretty sure most of the steps are actually original! It was soooo worth it though! Not only is it just plain cool to climb up a tower that old, but the views from the top are... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

it was almost 500 steps to reach the top some of the pathway was very tight but it was all cool worth the hard work of climbing to the top nice view

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I love taking people to the top of this tower - the views over the city are unmatched and the climb is a good way to justify some gelato afterwards! Some of the stairs do get a bit narrow and you will have to squeeze or wait for other climbers/descenders but it's actually a nice chance to catch a breather.... More

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England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is worth climbing the many steps(almost 500) to see the remarkable views from the top. One of our party suffers from vertigo but felt totally safe at the top as the platform is wide to stand back on but still affords great panoramas. The openings in the wall are protected by strong iron bars, which run the full length... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For 3 euros, it's good exercise and a good bit of fun. There's no real danger, because if there were, the tower would be shut down, but walking around a square tower on slanted wooden steps with a big fall down did make me wonder. It's not an easy trek, but it's definitely manageable and worth it. Being able to... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I went to top on 22 July 2014. We are very pleased to have done it, and it is quite easy if you are fit. It will take about 10 minutes, due to narrow steps and meeting people coming down. Fantastic views from the top, so very much worth the effort. No trip to Bologna is complete... More

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The cost is 3 € and when you get to the top you will have a stunning view over Bologna. On the way up you will meet people coming down and the stairs are narrow.

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

they look manageable but there are really A LOT of stairs to climb yet when you get to the top you enjoy a birds eye view of the whole city. It's worth the visit, just have a bottle of water and a small towel and enjoy the view from the top. When I visited it was just starting to become... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Liked the wonderfull view from the top- breathtaking! The stairs to the top are a bit scary, but it's worth to go there!!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good price to get a view of the city. The stairs are very narrow at times. Shame there are iron bars spoiling the view.

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