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Must visit in Bologna

The 900 years old tower had very important military functions (signalling and defence), beside... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
andyannick
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Horw, Switzerland
Interesting towers at centre of Bologna

Apparently in medieval times it was common for families to build towers like this, partly for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Must visit in Bologna”
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“Climbing the Steps of Asinelli Tower”
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Piazza Di Porta Ravegnana, 82, Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The 900 years old tower had very important military functions (signalling and defence), beside representing with their imposing heights the social prestige of the noble families that owned them. It's a a great experience to climb them and enjoy a very wonderful view of Bologna....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Apparently in medieval times it was common for families to build towers like this, partly for defence but mostly prestige. Bologna now only has 2 left but nearby San Gimignano has dozens like this.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was so happy and completely surprised to see the twin towers - that is a really nice monument of majestic Bologna !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a wonderful opportunity to climb this very old tower and see the magnificent views from the top. Pre-booking to climb the tower is essential. The 498 steps are easy to climb so long as you don't mind that the steps don't have backs...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Once a city of 70 or up to 180 towers, now there are just 5 visible towers remaining. Towers were built by families as a sign of wealth and prosperity. Later they were used for offensive/defensive purposes during conflicts. These two towers are the most...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

For starters remember Bologna is more about being rather than seeing world famous sights. In other words, the magic of Bologna is finding out of the way small osterias and tratorias rather than visiting monuments, museums or basilicas. Having said this, it is kind of...More

Thank JimGPortland_Oregon
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

You might have been amazed by the world famous leaning tower of Pisa. Well, here in Bologna you have more than one leaning tower. In fact, you have two of them standing one next to the other! Both of them were constructed in the 12th...More

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