The Two TowersCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
The Two Towers - Review
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.
The Two Towers Information
- 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.
The Two Towers Ticket Prices
- No fee for teacher for a group of 11 students.
- No fee for journalists.
- Disabled people and companions are free.
How To reach The Two Towers by Public Transport
- Bus-13 metres, lines: T1 and T2
Restaurants Near The Two Towers
- Trattoria da Leonida
- Ristorante Pappagallo
- Bistro 18
- Da Carlo
- La Taverna Di Roberto Srl
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Two Towers
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
The Two Towers Trips
The Two Towers, Bologna Reviews
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.
A lot of narrow stairs to climb but really worth the view. You can see the entire city. Tickets can be bought on the internet or from piazza Maggiore, but not from the tower's entrance.
A medieval tower from which you can see the whole town. Consider that you will not be able to buy tickets from the tower's entrance, you have to go to "Bologna Welcome", which is located on the main square. Prepare for climbing over 400 steps in a very narrow space. At the end it's going to be worth the effort!
500 stairs to go to the top. Worth to see the view on top and the stairs are not so bad. Need to book the entrance if you want to climb. The place with the two towers (one falling) is very nice as well, worth to see.
Much more impressive than Pisa, for me at least. I couldn't face the climb (498 steps!) in the heat, but one day I will!