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The medieval square towers of Italy are well-known. Built as watch-towers or mini-fortresses, their tall slender silouettes adorn the skylines of such towns as San-Gimignano in Tuscany. In fact, this "fashion" has spread to the North in the Middle Ages as far as Regensburg in Bavaria. But have you ever seen a top of such tower... from above? If not, you probably have not yet been to Bologna, because in Bologna one almost cannot avoid climbing to the top of the 100m-high Asinelli tower, which is the highest in the city and from which one can see the top of the neighbouring 50m-high Garisenda tower, which is located on the same little square. This view is shown in the picture. In the WS you can see these two towers together, shot from the ground. Both of them are slightly leaning towards each other.

I dedicate this post to Oscar (barrufeto_77), a TE specialist in Italian roofs. He has already posted several views from this tower, so here's an alternative take:)

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