Cityscapes - Asinelli Tower Bologna, Italy.
Families status symbol and essential element in the defence of the city the Asinelli Tower was one of 100 towers built by the end of the 12th. centuary. The tower now gives visitors the opportunity to view some of the magnificant architecture of Bologna. Here the Cattedrale di San Pietro is flanked by two more towers built by the Prendiparte and Altabella families.