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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One the symbols of the city and, two of the remaining medieval towers. Bologna had plenty of them but the majority were destroyed or fell down. Towers were an outstanding sign of power and there was a race to build the tallest/biggest one among the nobles family. For those who want to climb them, go early in the morning.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a structure! It's by far the tallest medieval building I've ever seen and affords a magnificent view of the city in all directions. Definitely worth making your way up the 489 (I think) steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not too crowded in the morning and really got a good view of the city after a day spent walking the street.

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