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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 134 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A must do activity when visiting Bologna. Lots of steps but manageable as there are many places to stop and have a breather but you'll feel great when you get to the top and the view is amazing. You get a real sense of the city when you get up there and can treat yourself to a Tiramasu when you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Lots of steps! But between that and the €3 price tag worth it for the views you get of all the city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

90 meteres with 498 steps. Good for exercise and GREAT view from city of Bologna http://youtu.be/Qr_dmw9FIVM Bring water!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Asinelli is the tallest tower. It´s not so difficult to go up through stairs because it has many points to rest. But at the top it has a very upright stair, maybe old people won´t be able to go. The place at the top of it is stunning, you feel the wind and will see that beautiful browned city down... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Well worth all the steps (we counted 498!) beautiful view from the top. Loved it. You only realise the difference in the two towers when you pass the small one half way up the big one

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This was a great climb, for €3 this is the cheapest stair climb workout :) what a fantasic view!!! Amazing to see the towers and learn the history. If you do nothing else you will be happy to experience this.

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Levenmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

According to my husband it is well worth climbing over the 400 steps to the top. The scenery from the top was breathtaking and the photographs stunning worth a trip to the top

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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

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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