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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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Great View, Inexpensive Climb

Beautiful view of the city at an inexpensive price (3 euros!). It takes quite a while to climb though, since there are many steps and levels. Highly recommend to those who enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view of the city at an inexpensive price (3 euros!). It takes quite a while to climb though, since there are many steps and levels. Highly recommend to those who enjoy towers and views.

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

What more can I say. Awesome views.well worth the 3 euros to get up there. It's a bit narrow at top.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Nice views and cheap. But beware the narrow steps which are steep and can be a little claustrophobic..

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letterkenny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was a little disappointed with the climb of the tower. First, it needs some organisation, because 'traffic' is chaotic. The stairs are very narrow and you constantly have to wait to allow people to pass (although this allows for a break). The climb is long and seemingly never-ending, but a glimpse of the view from the halfway point gives... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Out of the two towers, I only went up Torre degli Asinelli for €3. It was well worth it! The 498 steps up was like an exercise of a lifetime and it seemed unending, but seeing the break of light at the last staircase felt like an achievement. On top of it all, the view of the rust-colored Bologna from... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great sight stretching skywards from the square below. Impossible to understand how this was built. Nice by day but much more when seen by night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is bizar that to this day the center of Bologna is dominated by 2 extravagant buildings dating back to the 12th century which never seemd to have had any real use except for showing of the power of its builders. The Asinelli tower is some 90 metres high and can be climbed. We did so and it was a... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you read any underwhelming reviews of these towers, ask yourself if the reviewer actually bothered to complete the ascent. Obvioulsy the weather will have a significant impact on your enjoyment of the views, but we were lucky enough to have clear blue skies when we came at the end of February. There must have been about 500 steps to... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Although it's not the best thing I've ever done, it's worth the €3 when in Bologna...why not! Obviously if you don't like heights it's not for you, but there's a never-ending amount of stairs, each of which are wonky/narrow/mixed heights, so it's also not for you if you don't feel comfortable in tight narrow spaces or don't feel comfortable with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Well, we didn't put up the first Tower correct. It bands to one side. Ok, let us just build another one. Just leave the other Tower. No worry.

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