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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
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Reviewed yesterday

A good climb to the top is rewarded with incredible views. We took the creaky wooden stairs to the top in the middle of the day in August during a heatwave. The experience was similar to 15 minutes on the stepper inside a steam room....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fitnessworldexplorer
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm glad I saw the view from the top - but it is a tough climb. I'm in pretty good shape, but these almost 500 steps aren't ordinary steps. They are very old, steep, wooden steps that are narrow in places. While the view will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to see the panorama unless it's fog outside. The structure of the Towers is very well preserved. Tickets available in Piazza Maggiore at the tourist point with appointment. Each tour - 45 minutes. 5€/ticket

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank featherdiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old beautiful tower which is loved by everyone! It's nice to go around it as there are lots of people and venues.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikesterling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do in Bologna. The ticket was €6.00 and worth it for the view. Maybe because it was January there were not many people up at the top which made it fantastic for photos

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michemw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The towers of Bologna are located in the city center. The tickets have to be bought near the Basilica San Petronio, which is just a few minutes away from the towers. After climbing all the stairs up (~100m) you can experience a nice view over...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravelingQat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have climb many monuments in Italy. As we thought we could not climb the leaning tower of Pisa we decided to climb the approx. 495 step to the top. Interesting climb up more fun coming down. The view from the top was worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike02
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to have the tower to ourselves for a few minutes because we got in at the front of the queue. There are 498 steps and it is challenging without a certain degree of fitness. If you enter near the back you could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Getting the chance to climb the oldest medieval tower in the world shouldn't be missed. After the 500 steps hike you get the most impressive view you could have in Bologna. The rooftops of the old buildings make a mosaic that is worth the hike.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 418vladv
Reviewed 30 November 2018

I really enjoyed this tower experience :) Tickets are about 4e/person, about 500 stairs to the top of the tower. Amazing views on the city center, piazza di Maggiore and the architecture. Must have in Bologna :D

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 May 2018|
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Response from Moir | Reviewed this property |
You cannot book at the site, you will need to do it at the tourist office or online.
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.
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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