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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 0039.041.2960840-1
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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 physical exercise option in Bologna!

I hiked up to the top of the tower for 3 Euros in order to take some photographs of the city. It is quite a workout - but as advertised the views are spectacular! My Garmin... read more

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hiked up to the top of the tower for 3 Euros in order to take some photographs of the city. It is quite a workout - but as advertised the views are spectacular! My Garmin activity watch claimed it was 27 flights and thus is not suitable for children or seniors. The stairs are narrow and dimly light but... More 

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Abbotsford, NSW. Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous sight that is stunning. Love being in Bologna for the best fair ever .Cersai is the international ceramic tile fair.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Climbing nearly 500 steps has you being rewarded with one of the most splendid views of Bologna. It is definitely not for the faint hearted!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nearly 500 steps up a rickety staircase. Very narrow so you either pass on the stairs or wait ages for people to pass . At the top though marvellous views of the city and surrounding area For €3 well worth the effort !!!!

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not sure why one leaning tower in Pisa is so popular when Bologna has two! Bologna is said to have as many as 180 towers during the 12th-13th century, but these 2 towers are the most popular ones standing today.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're feeling up to ascending over 400 stairs, then just for the sake of catching an amazing panoramic view, you should definitely climb Asinelli, the highest of the 2 towers. The view is breathtaking and the way up on small wooden staircases is adventurous to say the least. Not recommended when crowded though. But loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice view but a little scary to climb up and down the old wooden stairs with a whole bunch of other people around. Not too different from any other such tower, but nonetheless a cheap attraction (3€) with ai great view once on top.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Due Torri!!!! The beginning of the historic journey stroll! It gives you a good idea of how the atmosphere was 500years ago!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The climb to the top is not for the faint hearted, walking up old creaky narrow stairs whilst trying not to look down at the shear drop in the middle! However, the amazing views at the top make the climb worth it! Being one of the main icons of the city, it is definitely worth a visit even if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Important families used to try and outdo each other and build the highest towers. These two, side-by-side show what could and could not be achieved. The tallest by far is very tall and you can climb it (I did not!) the shorter one was intended to be higher but it started to lean during construction and building was stopped. It... More 

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