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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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“leaning tower”(64 reviews)
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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 via mobile

They are Towers. They are old. One is taller than the other one. But quite frankly, they're just Towers in the middle of a busy intersection.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My heart was racing as we climbed the steps to the tower but not because there were 498 steps, but because I am scared of heights and was paranoid about the stability of wooden stairs in a near-1000 year old structure. Once you get to...More

Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just recently been to bologna and these towers were on my wish list. We got our tickets from the visitors centre in maggiore square which are 5 euros per person. You get a time slot on your ticket and this is when you have to...More

Thank petrosblue
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing, although my 54 yrs old legs felt like jelly for an hour after, there were times when I didn’t think we would make it, but there are levels on the way up you can have a breather. Do it.

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago

These are two of some 20+ towers around the city. You need to buy tickets for the Asinelli Tower at the tourist Information office. This towers is 97m high and the views are well worth the climb

Thank Julien B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A pity... is not valued as it SHOULD!! With a great illumination at night .... such a great inclination ..... and not protected and well kept as it SHOULD BE ...... with great night lights and indications ...... inmho a must monument to se. A...More

Thank Gaston02
Reviewed 1 week ago

`Twin towers next to each other in the city center of Bologna. Both slightly leaning (seems to be a common theme in towers in Italy :)) Very cool. You can go up in the bigger one, which we did not do. Pretty to look at

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to look at, with a very interesting story behind it. Worth getting a enthusiastic guide that can provide all of the color behind the reason for the towers in Bologna.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area right here was the loveliest part of town. So much activity, lots of hustle and bustle. 2 amazeball towers to stare at, one completely squeue! Try to go up if you can.

Thank coconutugly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long climb to the top (500 steps!) but well worth it for the beautiful 360 degree view over bologna

Thank Laura M
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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
Rashmi C
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