Once packed with towers, there are still quite a few handsome ones that lend Bologna's Old Town so much of its character

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The City of Towers

Old-time skyscraper race

Bologna is known as the city of towers and porticoes, and it was the former which defined the city in centuries past - built by wealthy families to demonstrate their power and financial wherewithal and competing with each other to greater and greater heights. The best known are the towers of Asinelli (open to visitors) and Garisenda, but others are well worth your attention as well, such as the Accursio Tower (aka the Clocktower) in the pIazza Maggiore, as well as Prendiparte and Galuzzi, two of Bologna's loveliest landmarks.

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