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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 1 week ago 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
Thank plumper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We been recommend to visit this place and all I can say is, that those 5€ as an entrance fee was worth it. Although nice view can be experienced, be aware that you must walk up tones of stairs and might happen that the terrace...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LegendErik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mandatory photo-stop on your Bologna visit. Right in the heart of the city. Yes, they both lean a lot! Take a few photographs from a variety of angles - they look especially good at night.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankly there were far too many people allowed in at once, which made the ascent slow, expecially if you are near the back of the long queue. And when you reach the top you struggle to get on the platform as there are people literally...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter how many pictures I had seen, seeing the towers up close was amazing. They are breathtaking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eleniaggeliki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good workout for a fabulous view. Book tickets in tourist office in Piazza Maggiore for a specifie time to enter, then queue up at your entry time and climb the tour. Towere staff efficient in getting ticket holders in, given enough time to appreciate the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hma225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thought that this tower has survived earthquakes, lightning, wars and who knows what else--for 900 years--makes this a special place to visit. It is definitely worth the 5Euros and 30 minutes of your visit, especially on a sunny day. If you are in good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jksparz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to compare the towers and would have loved to see the view from the top. Slight slope on one.

Date of experience: November 2018
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May 24, 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
January 27, 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
June 30, 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