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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%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (125 reviews)
“leaning tower” (60 reviews)
“wooden steps” (56 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 125 reviews
"leaning tower"
in 60 reviews
"wooden steps"
in 56 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 20 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 28 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 58 reviews
"coming down"
in 25 reviews
"long climb"
in 34 reviews
"twin towers"
in 27 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 18 reviews
"take your time"
in 26 reviews
"tourist office"
in 37 reviews
"sunny day"
in 18 reviews
"piazza maggiore"
in 46 reviews
"gelato"
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"stairs"
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"narrow"
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Reviewed today via mobile

These towers are iconic and thankfully they have not been destroyed by earthquakes with roux enters near Bologna

Thank Pantagraal
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Reviewed today

Apparently there used to be more towers, used for both defensive and status reasons. The smaller tower was once 70m+ but is now only 48m - and leaning. Much more impressive to see the dozens of such towers at San Gimignano, not too far away.

Thank David M
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Reviewed yesterday

Given my fear of heights i was delighted to be climbing the inside of the Asinelli tower on a rickety wooden staircase in almost 30 degrees - that said for a 40 something i managed to hoof it up the stairs ahead of the crowd....More

Thank dpbeaton
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive, stands out in center of town, nice that it has been left as an attraction for those of us that live in a country that is young.

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Good area with lots to see and do, especially busy on weekends when there is a mix of locals and tourists.

Thank Anemari O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the climb up the 995 steps. The view is incredible!! The climb is not for the faint hearted as it is hot inside, only a small burst of air in a gap every now and again, very steep in parts, and the ancient...More

Thank galtons
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Reviewed 5 days ago

went there on Friday June 1 in the afternoon not too hot day - good for climbing the 486 steps to the top - safe climb - beautiful 360 view of all of bologna we had 45 minutes to get up and down and take...More

Thank bluegene126
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit early in the day as it was so warm. We bought our tickets from the tourists office at piazza maggiore, you cannot buy tickets at the tower. You can book online. Good plan to visit early as the assent to the...More

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You now get tickets either online or from Tourist Centre in Piazza Maggiore at Euro5. It is quite a climb when it's hot . Excellent views of the city. They now allow one group in at a time , so there is no longer a...More

Thank PCS37
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought a entry ticket at the Information Centre at Piazza Maggiore to climb the 500 steps of this tower. Possibly the highest point in Bologna.

Thank jetsetters000
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Garry H
25 May 2018|
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Response from Moir | Reviewed this property |
You cannot book at the site, you will need to do it at the tourist office or online.
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Rashmi C
28 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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