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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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Address: Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
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+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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Great view!

Wear light, flat shoes and go up the wooden stairs of the tower. The view from the top is magnificent! Sometimes you have to wait 20 minutes in the queue in order to enter the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wear light, flat shoes and go up the wooden stairs of the tower. The view from the top is magnificent! Sometimes you have to wait 20 minutes in the queue in order to enter the tower but it's worth it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So the kids really wanted to climb the tower. Our friend had been previously to our visit and had said defo climb it. We went too late on the Tues so was closed but Thursday we tried again. We paid the €3 each n off we went. Or should i say off the kids and their dad went. I got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only 3 euros, take the stairs to the top. A great view of the city and great photo opportunities. May get busier later in the year so could get a little claustrophobic, the stairs are narrow and step.

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

Great to stumble across when your not expecting these ancient medieval fortresses. Bologna packed with history, but also spoilt by dodgy street people begging and hassling on every corner. Worth a visit but stay on the main streets and avoid parks / markets as an obvious tourist target. Love the city.

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bologna is known for their towers. Asineli can be climbed by foot. It's kind of hard and they don't have an elevator but the panorama is the best. You can observe all the towers and architecture of the city. Better go to the history museum first so you can understand better.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed the highest tower (Torre degli Asinelli) on a Saturday afternoon, for some reason it was not too crowded. You need to be prepared to climb all steps, but the good thing is that there are some spaces to take a breath. Don't forget to follow the staff's advice (give priority to those walking down) In total, the visit... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the tower is of course beautiful and walking up can be fun. however, it cannot be organized more poorly. first a long queue and no explanation on how it works, totally confusing. a poster would have been enough to clarify. once you reach the top it gets immediately very crowded. and the crazy thing is that you cannot really go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For only 3€ you can have the most beautiful view of the city. Go in the morning, before 10, in order to avoid the lines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extraordinary and right in the middle of it all. Not far from another must-see place piazza maggore. If you can just see these 2 sites only it means you have been to the wonderful city that is Bologna.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cool and rainy day in Bologna. We were walking the streets trying to see the sites we wanted to fit in despite the weather. One of the many great things about Bologna is that most of the sidewalks are covered, so walking is quite easy. We thought we'd check out the tower -very reasonably priced, cheap in... More 

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