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Bologna is famous for its towers, of which about a dozen have survived in the city today. Every noble resident of the city in those ancient times considered it his duty to build a tower in Bologna. Historians claim that about 200 towers were previously built in the city.
The most famous towers in the city – Garisenda, which is 48 meters high, and Asinelli, 98 meters high.
According to legend, both towers were built by two rival aristocratic families. Both buildings were located opposite each other. As a result of the rivalry in the height of the structures, the parties did not take into account the accuracy of engineering calculations, and therefore both towers soon tilted. Due to the strong slope, the top of the Garisenda tower had to be removed even during construction, and more than once. As a result, the Asinelli Tower took the lead.
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Topic: Two”falling” towers of Bologna in Italy, Bologna resort.