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  • Address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: €3

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Two Towers (Due Torri)

Teetering at a staggering angle, and rivaling the Leaning Tower of Pisa for gravity-defying architecture, Bologna’s Two Towers - Due Torri - are relics of the city’s warfaring medieval past.

Known as Garisenda and Asinelli, the towers were built to provide defensive protection, as an early-warning lookout, and to impress and outdo the neighbors.

In medieval days, more than 100 towers dotted the horizon, but today less than 20 have survived.

You can climb the 498 steps to the top of the tallest tower, the Asinelli, built by the family of that name in 1119, for fabulous views of Bologna and the surrounding countryside. The tower stands 97 m (318 feet) high.

Its shorter contemporary, Garisenda, leans too steeply to climb.

Practical Info

The Two Towers are a few streets east of Piazza Maggiore in the old city.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

This private cycling and sightseeing tour explores Bologna with the freedom of a bicycle. See some of the most important buildings in the city such as Palazzo ...  Read more

Location: Bologna, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.24

Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Explore Bologna's untouched medieval center in style on a private walking tour with your own English-speaking guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized ...  Read more

Location: Bologna, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.36

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