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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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I hate heights and staircases and small steps. However im so pleased I went inside and all the way to the top! It takes a small amount of stamina to climb to the top but the views... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I hate heights and staircases and small steps. However im so pleased I went inside and all the way to the top! It takes a small amount of stamina to climb to the top but the views are incredible. For me it was extremely scary coming back down as some the staircases are very steep and can barely go on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful experience. This city is really beautiful it grows on you overtime . I like it different architecture full marks

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of steps before going up to the tower but it is totally worth it. The view is beautiful and it is great to sit and enjoy the moment. You can take really nice photos from up there especially if you can plan and be there around sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Funny little entrance which you would nearly miss.Good value at 3 euro each. 490 steps later, a brilliant view of Bologna .Well worth the exercise up.

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I are in Bologna for my birthday. We spend all of our first 2 days walking round and seeing the sights. We wanted to see the tower but didn't plan on going up. Then following good reviews we decided to give it a go. So glad we did. What an experience. The staircase is like something out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are ~500 steps with no other way up, so not for the faint-hearted but there are a few landings to catch your breath along the way. Great views once at the top!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For a few euros, you've just got to do it!! The old skinny wooden stairs don't seem that safe but they actually are. Walking up just seems to go on forever but the views from the top are fantastic! For a nice cup of coffee and some tasty Sicilian pastries after your efforts, go to Pasticceria Nonna Vincenza a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely remarkable building. We have climbed some Italian towers but Asinelli is the one that sticks out in my memory as being the most rewarding when we reached the summit. Gorgeous views over the surrounding red city. Bologna is a wonderful place and this is THE landmark of Bologna. A must visit for €3 admission!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...and then it's fantastic, a view over the city and looking down on the neighbouring tower (which is pretty tall in its own right). The climb up is over 400 steps in a square spiral around the inside of the tower, broken up every 20m or so but still a challenge for anyone who's got height or confinement problems. But... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time and energy, and visit the top of the Asinelli tower. It costs a few euros, and it's quite a climb, a lot of steps, but the view from the almost 100 meter hight building is extraordinary. You can sell Bologna from all of its angles and it's really impressive. Watch out for the crowds during the afternoon,... More 

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