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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the 12th century.
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Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 041 2960 8401
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a very interesting place to visit...to go to the top of the tower it was a challenge..many many stairs (wood stairs) kinda cramped place but the view WOW ! seeing the city around it was so incredible... took many pictures from there and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

in order to climb the tower stairs you need to purchase a ticket at the travl info office in piazza magiorre opposite the basilica. when you get in line at the tower, it will be you and a number of eager stair climbers. they send...More

Thank Thomas E B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked around Bologna and found this tower. Hidden by the fame of Leaning Tower of Pisa, but this one is also as impressive. Great cafe nearby too.

Thank hirokoby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pisa is famous for its leaning tower and here we have a couple that I’m informed lean more yet not at all known around the world. A good historical building to cross of the bucket list I guess. I love this kind of stuff but...More

1  Thank Rhindy50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting and climbing to the top,lots of steps, but the views from the top are worth it,also it’s not expensive

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth making the effort but the stairs are pretty narrow and very steep in places, so be prepared.

Thank StrawberryBrit31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to miss these fascinating towers in the heart of town .You are then surrounded by the beating heart of Bologna.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all. Nearly 500 steps up - 97 metres above the street - well organised groups so no passing on the stairs and 360 degree views from the top. €5 well spent. And did I mention the tower was built in the...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must get timed tickets in Piazza Maggiore to climb it. This is the tallest old tower in Italy. I made it up but felt wobbly the whole way, looked at the incredible, misty red-tiled roof views and got back down!

1  Thank KatherineHPat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the start point of a free walking tour and it was interesting to learn of the history of the towers and the associated stories. This set the theme for the remainder of the tour which was well worth doing.

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Garry H
25 May 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
Not in May when I was there we bought the tickets and went in half hour later. You get the tickets in the Piazza Maggiore information office
28 January 2018|
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Response from sweetaggi | Reviewed this property |
PS.1h will easily do to climb up nearly 500 steps and enjoy beautiful views.(great cardio workout but it is exhousting!)I have been in Bologna 3 weeks ago and the towers was opened.
Sajida S
1 July 2016|
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Response from Brunhilda7 | Reviewed this property |
I'll copy/paste the information taken from Bologna Welcome website: "Asinelli Tower: from 1st April 2016 to 30th September 2016: 9am - 7pm. From 1st to 31st October 2016: 9am - 6pm. From 1st November 2016: 9am... More