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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
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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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You could see far away around the City, not for a faint hearted people as height is quite substantial. While you are on the last wooden floor, watch out for a hole close to next... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You could see far away around the City, not for a faint hearted people as height is quite substantial. While you are on the last wooden floor, watch out for a hole close to next set of stairs, that way you can have a picture of the interior from a nearly above stairwell. Good climb and great views. High recommendation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's quite the climb but he view is absolutely worth it. The history of the towers is quite a story of the human race as a whole. Always trying to be biggest and best. There is so much to do in Bologna, but skipping this shouldn't be one of those things you miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This isn't really for the faint of heart, but the view from the top makes in worth it for the more adventuresome traveler. We had a 3 year with us, which made the trek up the narrow and winding stairs even more troublesome, but she loved the whole experience. We were very careful, and the people behind us didn't mind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 1 week ago 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 via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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