The Two Towers, Bologna
About The Two Towers, Bologna
The Two Towers, Bologna - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Ticket Price: 3 EUR
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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.
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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Thousand years old twin towers - need we say more? The only catch is that you'd have to climb some 500 pretty narrow stairs to the top. (And no, the stairs are not following the 8" height standard ...) As soon as you catch your breath back again the view is more than rewarding. This is a true lifetime experience. Not to be missed.
Very nice monument in Bologna. It is the most famous monument in Bologna. With only $6.00 you can go on top of the tower and you will have a fantastic view of the city.
Probably the only must-see attraction on Bologna. If you're physically fit and able, I highly recommend climbing to the top for amazing views of the city. You do have to book in advance (can be even half an hour in advance though) from their website or from the main Piazza. Stairs inside are very narrow and odd heights so not appropriate for everyone. There are platforms to stop and rest if needed though where others can still pass.
Fun to climb. Thankfully, there are platforms along the stairway for taking a quick breather! The view is fantastic.
It was fun experience. It's like Climbing the Pisa tower 1.5 times. The view from the top allows for great pictures of the whole city. 5€ entrance fee and you must buy the ticket at the visitors center.
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