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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
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+39 041 2960 8401
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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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Worth the climb!

Although the stairs are a bit of a scary walk both up and down due to being well worn and a bit slippery, once you make it to the top it is all worth it. 360 views of the entire... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the stairs are a bit of a scary walk both up and down due to being well worn and a bit slippery, once you make it to the top it is all worth it. 360 views of the entire city are breathtaking. Not recommended for those who don't like confined spaces or heights.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to stand between the two towers and look up, as no photo can show you actual situation with crazy angles, stand under the side of Torre Garisenda looking towards the other tower and look up to get the real feel. Also, climbing the higher tower is worthwile

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We climes the 486 steps to the top of the tower and to say the steps are steep is an understatement! Many of them have very narrow treads which makes it particularly hairy especially when people are continually passing going up/down! The views from the top are lovely but as I am not keen on heights I was very glad... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for restaurant and found the streets closed to traffic.. Great atmosphere, then we saw towers

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited on the first day of our visit and what an experience. I was expecting a climb but this was a real work out. Fortunately there are occasional platforms to take a rest or make way for other visitors coming down as the stairs are very narrow and rickety(or seem that way). Don't look down as you ascend if you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A good little work out but the view was worth every second of the climb up! Would recommend this to anyone coming to Bologna...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No better view of Bologna than from the top of the tower, but you'll have to climb 498 steps to get there. Asinelli, the taller of the two towers, offers a 360 degree view of Bologna for a mere 3 Euros (off peak). But be forewarned, it's a 14 story climb to the top (my wife, who's in good shape,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd recommend going to the tower as soon as you arrive in bologna and heading up the 500 or so wooden steps to get a great view of the city. I don't normally suffer from vertigo but I wouldn't recommend looking down (on the way down). its worth the money though - only 3euro.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited 20 minutes in line, progressing 5 meters. maybe there was sime fast line on the backside or just inefficient management

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have mostly sunny days, so the view was splendid. Do make sure you are prepared to climb the 498 steps. It can be quite taxing, if you aren't really in shape. Plus, if, like me you have an acquired acrophobia, ...it can get even more challenging. But even so, one can avoid looking down as one... More 

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