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What to do in Bologna: La Torre di Asinelli

February 14, 2011

Italy Travel Tip: Always climb the towers.

No matter what city you are in, if there’s a tower (or a comparable element, like the Duomo in Florence) pay the two or three euro and climb it!  There’s no elevator, so forget your claustrophobia and fear of heights, and make sure you empty your bladder right before you enter the narrow, twisting staircase to the top.

Inside the tower

After what might seem like a treacherous climb (and it’s definitely enough of a workout to burn off whatever you ate for lunch), you will emerge from the gloom of the tower’s inside onto a breathtakingly gorgeous view of the city (and a chance to catch your breath after all the stairs.)


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    February 14, 2011 3:02 pm

    What a beautiful view! Bologna is gorgeous. It always reminds me of catch-22.

    I was hoping that I might come visit you in March. I will be in London and Germany in the beginning of March and am hoping to swing down to Italy out of Frankfurt to see the amazing country I have heard and read so much about. Let me know if you will be in Parma around March 9-12.

    • February 15, 2011 5:10 am

      Oh my gosh really?? That would be awesome! I will definitely be around…I can ask my host mom if you can stay at my house too! So exciting 🙂

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