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Visiting Bologna in just one day? Yes, you can!

Bologna can be seen in only 24 hours, for real. Here there are some tips in order to let you see as much as possibile.

The Two Towers are the symbol of the city. The construction of these towers began at the end of the 11th century, when there were like 180 towers in this city. Can you imagine it? Of course not, since only a few can still be seen. This was the way the richest families showed their power. The two towers are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall. The taller one is called Asinelli, while the smaller is called the Garisenda, and, as you can guess, the names come from the families who decided to build them.