April 22, 2009

Bologna's own Leaning Tower, Italy

Location: Torre degli Asinelli, Bologna, Italy (44° 29′ 39.48″ N, 11° 20′ 47.4″ E)
Date: 19 March 2005; 12.40pm
Camera: Canon 300D with kit lens

Bologna has many unique medieval towers built between the 12th and 13th century that stood over 60m. These towers were built by rich families for defensive and offensive purposes. Many of these towers had since collapsed; however there are two that remain standing and are the symbol of the city. Both of these towers are leaning and are popularly dubbed Bologna's own leaning towers. The taller of the two, Aniselli is 97.2m tall with an overhang of 2.2m. The name of the tower is derived from the family that constructed it.

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