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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +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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Amazing leaning towers

Interesting structures in the city centre just off the via de l'indepenzia. Apparently can be climbed but is alledgedly an arduous ascent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting structures in the city centre just off the via de l'indepenzia. Apparently can be climbed but is alledgedly an arduous ascent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I admire the ancestors as they created something unique and magnificent in its presence you can spot it from miles away. Can't imagine how they managed to build and maintain this tall tower. I climbed the tall one and I can say is for a good experience. The view from top is sunning, the road up to the top is... More 

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Meaux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the top of the tower. It takes about 15mins to go up. It's better to go in the morning as in the afternoon, it is full of people. There is only one stairway to go up and down, so sometimes you have to wait few minutes stuck at the same place because there's to many people. The... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was really scared going both up and down, the stair's railing was very low and me being quite tall made it a very unpleasant experience. Eventually had to go down in half.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tough climb but views worth it even my wife who's scared of heights was so pleased she did it! Go on do it what's 996 steps!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive to show at them from the basis. The lower tower had to be cut to avoid to collapse on the other tower.They are the symbol of Bologna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the climb on a day out in Bologna, quite a climb, and some of the wooden stairway seemed little rickety, but as it is presumably fairly old it is to be expected, not for the faint hearted as the climb up between floors is vertigo inducing, but well worth it for the fantastic views of the city and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cities from Seattle and Vancouver to Stuttgart and Berlin have slender towers where you can get an unobstructed 360° aerial view of the city. Bologna has one too, the 97 meter high (+/- 32 story) Torre degli Asinelli. Among the differences from those other towers, this one has no elevator, souvenir shop, toilets or cocktail lounge but it predates the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a trek, but the view is worth it. Even on a wet Autumn day the misty view over the rooftops was beautiful. Only a few euros so the price is right as well.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The towers are a focal point of the city centre and climbing the 498 steps up the Asinelli Tower is more than worth it. It's €3 and the climb is hardwork, steep and slow, with people coming down having right of way, but the views at the top are more than worth it. An absolute must see/do of Bologna!

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