The view, south-south-east to the towers and domes of central Bologna, is largely precluded today by later developments. The array depicted here in detail is shown in the distance beyond trees, lightly hatched in a contre-jour effect, on folio 32 verso opposite (D14545; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 28a).
On the left is the lofty Torre Asinelli (the only structure readily visible now from this viewpoint), with the leaning Torre Garisenda on its near side. Moving west, next comes the dome of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita, a little beyond, and then the Torre Prendiparte, with its zigzag articulation, and Torre Azzoguidi (or Altabella). The main building to the right is the Cathedral of Sanpietro with its campanile.
For Cecilia Powell’s general comments on Turner’s views of Bologna from a distance here and around the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca (folios 32 verso–39 recto; D14545–D14558; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 28a–35), see under D14545,1 and for general remarks on the city and numerous views on adjacent pages, see under folio 24 recto (D14532).
See Powell 1984, pp.92, 466 note 110, and Powell 1987, pp.25, 202 note 46.