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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
+39 041 2960 8401
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The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the 12th century.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (102 reviews)
“leaning tower” (47 reviews)
“wooden steps” (46 reviews)
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Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna, Italy
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+39 041 2960 8401
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can't help but see these two big old towers at what seems to be the centre of town. You really can't miss them because it is shocking to see two different stone behemoths pointing in different directions. It's a marvel they have managed to...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Silly really, seems like all the "must see" places are closed during tourist season. Seems like bad planning. Neither tower was open and the giftshop had some silly homemade "not nice'' stuff.

Thank Tommy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool to see! Taller than Pisa! And the other tower leans more than Pisa! Unfortunately we were there Monday, and I believe it was only open Saturday. :(

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A remaining relic of what would have been one of many towers rising above the city. Unfortunately, the tower was closed for renovation upon my visit and is due to open next month. As other posters have mentioned it is difficult to photograph without capturing...More

1  Thank Rob C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is simply amazing walk in a city and suddenly see two "thin" but very tall towers. They say that between the 12th and 13th Century Bologna was full if such towers. You can feel the middle age era once you see them just in...More

Thank drgemuesegarten
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These 2 leaning towers are spectacular. One can climb Asinelli but it is closed at present, until July. Photos from below are still worthwhile.

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can read the story of the towers from thev web which stands more than a century. Those are the emotic statues of the city.. Also you can taste the very popular and tasty ice cream which you willl never forget (and will come back...More

Thank yusuf alper g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historic arear. These towers are located in the center of the city of Bologna: You can book a room in one of them - if you dare ;-)

Thank Pernille T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The labour and design put into these structures is amazing considering they were constructed in medieval times. Apparently then, there were up to 80-100 towers within the walls of Bologna. Absolutely amazing and a must see.

Thank Warren M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look nice, very tall, but the big one is closed until July for restauration, the small one cannot be visited.

1  Thank Laura B
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Sajida S
What time is the tower open till?
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
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Meagan C
How do you book pre-paid tickets for the Two Towers? I've looked on Bologna's Welcome Website and on Viator, and there were no places to book on either sites.
26 February 2015|
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Response from Noel P | Reviewed this property |
No need to pre book and the entrance fee is cheap. The panorama from up there is wonderful and I really recommend it.
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