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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 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%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (123 reviews)
“leaning tower” (59 reviews)
“wooden steps” (54 reviews)
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Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 041 2960 8401
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"worth the climb"
in 123 reviews
"leaning tower"
in 59 reviews
"wooden steps"
in 54 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 20 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 27 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 56 reviews
"coming down"
in 24 reviews
"long climb"
in 34 reviews
"twin towers"
in 26 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 17 reviews
"take your time"
in 25 reviews
"tourist office"
in 33 reviews
"piazza maggiore"
in 42 reviews
"stairs"
in 347 reviews
"narrow"
in 204 reviews
"pisa"
in 67 reviews
"euros"
in 152 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the 97.2m tall tower next to the leaning one and it dominates the skyline of Bologna. We purchased our tickets from the tourist office and queued up at the foot of the tower when it was our allotted time to ascend. There are...More

Thank Swedishtomcat
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Reviewed 4 days ago

havent been in them because i am scared of heights but they are dominating old bologna and look really impressive especially considering their age.

Thank Paulo P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the best place to get an aerial view of a spectacular city. It’s 422 steps but the experience from the top is well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The climb up the tower is fairly long, and the stairs are sometimes a bit challenging, but this is not a difficult climb. The view from the top is quite nice, though not spectacular. Wouldn’t call it a must-do, but it is a standard site,...More

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is very lively spot almost 24/7 in Bologna, which you simply cannot miss. if it is not raining, just take a gelato sit close to the towers and enjoy the city, it life and view on the towers. we did not go inside the...More

Thank BorisB3
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once a city of 70 or up to 180 towers, now there are just 5 visible towers remaining. Towers were built by families as a sign of wealth and prosperity. Later they were used for offensive/defensive purposes during conflicts. These two towers are the most...More

Thank trishsoto
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a 10.15 slot on a Sunday and joined the queue and climbed the tower! It's a slog but you get rewarded with great views, the only problem was the overcrowding at the top. It was like a cattle pen and we couldn't move...More

Thank JGorman1
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The two towers Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda are a pair of peculiar buildings when you start to look at them from outside. Then imagine that somewhere between the 12th and the 13th century, the number of towers in the city was possibly up to...More

Thank Chokk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The short climb is interesting. Too many tourists in each 1/2 hour time slot means the narrow roof area is quite restricted to move around , to take photos. And, frankly , looking down over roofs is uninspiring. Still, it's only a waste of half...More

Thank tbonjour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we expected a climb and we've done other towers in Italy so we knew what was coming, however, I think a few others with us didn't know it would be such a push. Great view from the top and took some fab photos but...More

1  Thank Ralphi R
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Rashmi C
27 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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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
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Meagan C
25 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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