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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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Nice view with difficult reach

It is really nice to see red city from top. But you need to climb 500 upstairs:) it is not easy to go up and also to go down. Price is cheap view is perfect .

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Istanbul, Turkey
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is really nice to see red city from top. But you need to climb 500 upstairs:) it is not easy to go up and also to go down. Price is cheap view is perfect .

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France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cheap and the hard work of climbing is rewarded with fine views of the city. Narrow stairs in part worn very smooth by feet - would be interesting in peak season with high traffic both ways!

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It costs some few euros to go up, and its a nice view of the city from up there. But coming down is rather dangerous with only one side (wall) with handles, and a drop down the stairs on the other side!

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cairns, Australia
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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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