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Two Towers


The tower cited by Dante in the Inferno

The Garisenda Tower is one of the two towers of Bologna, a symbol of the city. Located in Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, it originally had a height of about 60 meters. It was then reduced to 48 meters following structural failures that resulted in its pronounced incline.

Less imposing than the nearby Asinelli tower, it is however just as famous, so much so that it is mentioned by Dante both in a sonnet and in the Divine Comedy, precisely in reference to its slope.

It has been owned by the City of Bologna since 1904, but it cannot be visited due to its precarious condition.

Two Towers di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy


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