Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda
Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda Bologna Reviews
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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