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Towers of Bologna
Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna Driving directions
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Opening hours

Torre Garisenda: closed to visitors; Torre degli Asinelli: access by prior booking http://www.duetorribologna.com - 9.30am-7.30pm (5.45pm in winter) - €5

Description

These lofty noble towers are a reminder of the conflicts that once took place between families supporting either the Guelphs or the Ghibellines. The tallest one, the Asinelli tower, dates from 1109 and is almost 100m in height: climb its 486 steps to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city (despite the protective structures now in place). The Garisenda tower, which is considerably shorter (just 50m high), is definitely leaning!

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