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Torre Garisenda and Torre degli Asinelli, Bologna

RIBA Ref No RIBA136066
Artist/PhotographerValinsky, David
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Subject Date1360
Image Date2018
ViewExterior | Worm's-eye
StyleMedieval
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceValinsky 20180415 Bologna Torre Garisenda and Torre degli Asinelli-1
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditDavid Valinsky / RIBA Collections
SubjectBrickwork ; Towers
NOTES: The Torre degli Asinelli is thought to have been built by the Asinelli family, or the commune in 1109-1119. It is 97.5 metres high, a masonry base was added in 1488. The Torre Garisenda was built at the same time but shortened for safety in 1351-1360 and is now 48 metres high.
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