The Two TowersCurrently Closed
- Address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna, Italy
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 39051-6472113
- Ticket Price: 3 EUR
- Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture , Heritage Building
If Bologna was to be called the Manhattan of medieval era, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda would definitely be the twin towers. Critically located at the entrance of the city, the towers displayed the family’s prestige and served military functions back then.
Built in the 11th century Tower of Asinelli is over 97 metres and the tallest in Bologna. Climb a hefty 498 steps only to find you at the top of the majestic red city a chance worth taking! The top gives an extremely picturesque view of Bologna’s streets, hills and monuments. If you are lucky enough to witness a clear sky you can see the foothills of Alps in the Veneto. Once showcasing Asinelli’s pride the tower now is used for a number of scientific observations.
Tower of Garisenda built in 11th century as well, is a 47 metres. Originally built 60 metres tall but later cut off because of safety reasons- still basks to be the third tallest in Bologna. Dante, who saw the tower before the process had started, compared it to a leaning Anteo in the 31st Canto of his Inferno!
With over 100 of skylines of Bologna only about 20 stands tall and among them are the Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda, a great climb that rewards you with the 360 degree view from the top do not forget to bring your cameras along.
There is no doubt that The Two Towers of Bologna are the pride of Italy. A nice tourist attraction, The Two Towers are not only easily accessible, but pocket friendly too. While a certain amount of The Two Towers Ticket Prices is applicable on healthy folks, there is no The Two Towers Ticket Cost for students, journalists and disabled people. The Two Towers Tickets are available on the premises and you can Buy Tickets for The Two Towers from the counter. Book Tickets for The Two Towers and spend some nice time in this ancient wonder. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bologna itinerary 3 days.
- Wear comfortable shoes and outfit.
- Carry enough water with you.
- Go early to avoid crowd and the shadow.
- Be careful if you fear height!
- The tower has no elevator.
- No fee for teacher for a group of 11 students.
- No fee for journalists.
- Disabled people and companions are free.
- Bus-13 metres, lines: T1 and T2
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- Ristorante Pappagallo
- Bistro 18
- Da Carlo
- La Taverna Di Roberto Srl
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95% of people who visit Bologna include The Two Towers in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
48.21% of people start their The Two Towers visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Two Towers
90.12% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Two Towers
Awesome experience! Need to book your tickets beforehand as everyone else stated. I recommend getting there 10-15 minutes early (there's a line), and if you're physically able to, try to get to the top as quickly as possible. You don't want to be one of the last people up, it gets quite crowded.
A long walk up (a total of 486 steps). No elevator. You have to be in decent physical shape. The steps can be quite narrow as well. Also: you have to book tickets at the Tourist Office before going there. Of course, the view is splendid. But too many people up there on such a small surface can make it difficult to move around.
A great view of Bologna city from the top of the tower. You need to make reservations to go up. Steps are very narrow so bring comfortable shoes and don't carry big bags
It's really worth the steep walk up - the view is phenomenal. Be aware it's quite some steps, but it's doable. Cost is 5 Euros, you can't buy the ticket at the entrance, simply buy it online and show the PDF voucher.
Definitely, one of those places you must visit in life ✔️