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Two Towers of Bologna, Italy

From series “Falling towers and buildings”
Year: 12 - 13 century.

The towers of Bologna have been considered one of the main attractions of the city for many years. There are a lot of tower buildings of different periods in the city. The very first of them began to be built in the 11th century. There were about 200 tower structures on the territory of the city in the Middle Ages. Only 20 of them have survived to this day. The Garisenda and Torre Degli Asinelli towers are the most interesting. They are located close to each other. The towers are notable for the fact that they have leaned heavily over the years.

Two Towers of Bologna, Italy Torre Degli Asinelli tower was built in the first half of the 12th century. Its height is 97 meters. It originally belonged to one of the city's noble families. The tower was used as an important defensive structure during the Middle Ages. The tower's deviation from the vertical axis is currently 2.1 meters. The tower is still accessible to the public despite the huge roll. An excellent observation deck is located on top of it. It is necessary to overcome a ladder of 498 steps to climb it.

Garisenda tower was built in the 13th century. Its original height was also about 100 meters. The tower began to tilt due to ground subsidence a few years after construction. Therefore, it had to be significantly shortened. The tower is 48 meters high currently. The textile factory was located in the tower for more than 400 years. It became the property of the municipality after that. The tower of the Garisenda is closed to visitors for safety reasons, unlike its neighbor. The angle of inclination is too great. Next - Tower in Telyuk Intan

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ATM bankomat: 'Banca Popolare di Milano' located in 0.02 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'World of TUI Bologna' is located in 0.09 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Q8' in 0.92 km
Supermarket: 'Twister Srl' in 0.06 km
Parking: 'Via Francesco Rizzoli Garage' in 0.06 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia SS. Annunziata' in 0.04 km
Police station: 'Polizia Comunale Città Storica' in 0.24 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Manicò Bistrot' in 0.02 km
Railway station: 'Autostazione' in 1.13 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Guglielmo Marconi Airport BLQ - in 6 km
 »  Forli Airport FRL - in 66 km
 »  La Spreta Airport RAN - in 71 km
 »  Peretola Airport FLR - in 76 km
 »  Giuseppe Verdi Airport PMF - in 90 km
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Panoramic Suite

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With air conditioning, rooms all have parquet floors and views of the city. Some rooms have a balcony and each comes with a private bathroom. Piazza … More: photo, rates and booking
DailyBed Bolognina

Located in 1 km from Two Towers of Bologna
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Rooms are simply decorated and fitted with tiled floors and wooden furnishings. All rooms come with a cooling fan and a work desk. Piazza Maggiore … More: photo, rates and booking
Zer051 Bologna Apartments

Located in 2 km from Two Towers of Bologna
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With a city-view balcony, the air-conditioned rooms come with parquet floors and a flat-screen TV. Each has a private bathroom equipped with a … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Two Towers of Bologna - Bologna

The starting point for many excursions is the city's main square - Piazza Maggiore. Next to it are concentrated several gorgeous historic buildings, including the magnificent Palazzo Comunale and Palazzo dei Banks. On this square often entertaining holidays and leisure activities are hosted, and the students of the local university have an interesting legend associated with the square. They never pass it down the middle, because they believe it is a bad omen. Students always bypass the area just along the perimeter. 
In Bologna works interesting archaeological museum, which is located in a beautiful 15th Century palace. The opening of the museum took place in 1881, and today hundreds of ancient artefacts are stored within its walls, imported from around the world. Among the most valuable objects of the museum are the ancient Egyptian tombs, and even the artefacts that were found during the study of the Egyptian pyramids. 

A fascinating monument is Aldrovandi Villa; it was built in 1761. In the mid-19th century villa has been completely restored, today it is completely free to visit and to evaluate its amazing interior. Within the walls of the villa is preserved a collection of antique furniture and works of art, and part of the historic villa is converted into a museum. Among its most unusual exhibits a collection of old toy soldiers is worth of mention. 
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