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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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Rickety steps to top but so worth the climb

Cost 3€ to climb the near 500 wooden and on places narrow steps to the top. Tallest leaning tower in Italy. Platforms on the way up to rest if needed. Can be tight in places with... read more

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cost 3€ to climb the near 500 wooden and on places narrow steps to the top. Tallest leaning tower in Italy. Platforms on the way up to rest if needed. Can be tight in places with people ascending and descending on same stairs. Worth it though!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hard work but worth it. Do remember to take a drink as its thirsty work. 480 steps is a long way so make sure you are fit enough to do it. The views are spectacular!

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Bologna and its' a sunny day climbing the Torri is a must. Wear comfortable shoes at it is a task getting up the stairs and well worth the hardwork and the money you will spend on the visit. The view is breathtaking on a clear day you can see the Adriatic.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Climbing the Torre is a fun way to do something for a few hours in Bologna. Be prepared for a hike- it is 498 steps which is even more than the Campanile in Florence. However, it has platforms where you can catch your breath in between. Other than for very steep stairs at the top, it isn't too challenging; in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It costs something around 10 Euros and gives an excelent view of the storical city, after almost 500 steps. In Bologna you will not find those fountains of fresh water like in Firenze and Rome, so you should bring some, or you can buy in local markets, walking distance from the towers, it will help!

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Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Those towers became the symbol of the city. They look very unusual, but that's the great thing about them. You cannot miss them, their tips are visible from any point of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a mammoth climb to the top of the tallest towers in Bologna and I almost gave up. I would say I am active and even these stairs were difficult. Once you get to the top you are rewarded with the best views of Bologna. Minimal cost (5-10 Euros) to get in. Worth it. Took about an 45mins -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The climb is not that hard - just have to be careful with narrow steps, and take one step at a time. There are plenty of places to stop and rest, and let others pass. Some places take longer to climb down than go up. The views at the top are worth the climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Personally, I find climbing towers to see the view of limited interest. They strike me as a little gimmicky and I'd rather go to a museum or gallery. Having said that, the view from the top of this tower is lovely. I recommend going towards the end of your stay in Bologna so that you recognise places that you've been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Do not attempt the vertiginous climb up this medieval tower unless you have a good head for heights & are prepared to climb its 498 steps. The 3 euro fee is great value if you're up for the challenge as the views from the top are amazing.

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