Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda

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Bologna, Italy

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
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The two towers. Jan 31, 2017
In the Middle Ages there were around 100 towers in Bologna. Today there are around 20 of them. The most famous of these are the two towers; the tower degli Asinelli and la Garisenda. The tower degli Asinelli was built between 1109 and 1119. It is around 100 meters tall. Perhaps it was built by the Asinelli Family. There are 498 stairs to get to its top. Surely you can enjoy a very beautiful landscape over the city from there. This tower was used as jail sometimes.

The Garisenda tower is 48 meters tall. It was shortened due to a fall of the soil and for the excessive leaning.
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Vipin Vipin
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Still standing Oct 10, 2010
Built in the early half of the twelfth century by the Asinelli family, the towers are still standing. Apparently, such towers were built by wealthy families during this period as a symbol of their wealth and status. While many families have had their legacy towers crumble away, the Asinellis seem to be doing fairly well to the present day!

The smaller tower is known as the Garisenda and the larger one is known as the Asinelli. Although the larger tower can be climbed, it is a gruelling experience. The fee to do this is just under 5 Euros. The towers are a little like the famous one at Pisa too; they are slanting and people do fear they will eventually fall away one day.

Serving as one of Bologna’s most famous landmarks, and located in a key tourist area, this site is definitely not one to be missed.
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