Two towers

by Mikkal Noptek May. 19, 2014 2325 views

March 10, 2014

The Two Towers, both of them leaning, are the symbol of Bologna, Italy, and the most promient of the Towers of Bologna. They are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall (mura dei torresotti). The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda.

Their names derive from the families which are traditionally credited for their construction between 1109 and 1119. However, the scarcity of documents from this early period makes this in reality rather uncertain. The name of the Asinelli family, for example, is documented for the first time actually only in 1185, almost 70 years after the presumed construction of the tower which is attributed to them.

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Josy 5 years, 4 months ago

Merci encore une fois pour ces renseignements historiques. Je ne connais pas Bologne et c'est un plaisir de voyager en votre compagnie !

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Finbarr 5 years, 4 months ago

Great shots !

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Elizabeth Sardinas 5 years, 4 months ago

Nice shots I like the second one's angle !

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 4 months ago

I like the first ...

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Stefan Fletcher 5 years, 4 months ago

My knowledge of Bologna is limited to being stuck in traffic on the ring road around it on my multiple trips to and from Greece, so I'm grateful to you for all these and I look forward to more. What are you doing there? Work? Holidays?

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