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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 #7 of 133 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Climbing 498 steps on a warm humid day in August was good for me I suppose but I was completely pooped , thank goodness for the stopping points on the way up. We spent at least 30 minutes at the top taking in the splendid views and recovering. Fantastic view and the climb has to be done when in Bologna.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Recommend going up the 498 steps - well worth it when you finally get to the top! Several stop points on the way up/down to allow you to catch your breath and see the views from the openings in the tower.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you like historical architecture and a view, don't mind vertiginous climbs and like the adventure of uneven wooden stairs, you'll be just fine. It's a stellar view across Bologna and a fascinating piece of architecture. Like most stairs in historical towers like this, you will have to navigate past people going up/down as well; a little patience and a... More

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Province of Rimini, Italy
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This tower is 97 meters high and for €3 you can climb to the top......all 498 steps. If that sounds overpowering, let me tell you it is worth every bead of sweat that may drip from your brow. The views of the city from the top are stunning.......breath taking in fact. If you don't put this on your must-do list,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

maybe a 3.49/5 A nice easy climb up some wooden stairs to get a nice view of the city. A bit cramped in there though, so sometimes you may have to stand to the side to let others down, or up.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you really want to be admired of colorful Bologna, you have to take this tour!!! Colorfully Red-Orange Bologna will welcome you with a shining smile :)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

For those afraid of heights this tower is a no - going up requires a bit of physical exercise and can become a bit dizzy towards the top. Worth the view over Bologna though - you can admire the terracotta roofs and see Basilica di San Luca from there. Entrance - 3 Euro

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After climbing 498 steps a amazing view from Bologna. Stairs very difficult to climbing in some parts very narrow steps. Climbing is easy the worth part is the descend. And girls not short dresses a warning.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you're up for a serious climb and a slightly claustrophobic experience, then it's definitely worth it for the amazing view from the top. 360 degree view of the entire city! Don't bother if the weather is cloudy though because you won't get the full experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It cost very little money but took quite a lot of effort to get to top. The view was impressive but was worth the tired legs.

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