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

Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
0039.041.2960840-1
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Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #7 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the 12th century.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

For just 3€ and after so many steps you will be rewarded with an amazing panorama of Bologna. I wouldn't recommend it for those who suffer from acrophobia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautiful towers, both leaning, are symbols of Bologna's past wealth and significance. The views are unmatched.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There are over 400 steps to the top of the Assinelli tower but the views from the top are worth the effort. Take it easy on the way down. Some of the steps are narrow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

......the city with 100s of these towers all over and then imagine how long ago these were built. Awe...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was not easy to climb all the steps... However, it was worth doing it as you will see the whole Bologna from here! These two towers were built by two rich families at that time, however, the lower one has been clasped and now visitors would not have access to it. The higher one is the best way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For a few € you can go up the stairs of the tower, using the steps first and later the wooden staircases. There are plenty of platforms between the staircases to take a rest if necessary. On top you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city, take pictures and see where you came from and where you want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

You get a good view of Bologna from the top of the tower but choose your day carefully. The mists from the Po Valley mesn thst views can be restricted.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great views from the top, depending on the haze. A tiring climb up if you are not fit. Nothing special, but worth the climb for the view of Bologna. Small charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

478 steps to get to the top of the tower and get a good look over the city. Unfortunately, the mist often prevents you from getting a really good view of the surrounding countryside, but I would do it again, if I was visiting with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

To climb the towers it's easier than the Vatican but still a work out climbing these old wooden staircase. This is a great way to get a view of the city.

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