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  • Address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna 40126, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: €3

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Two Towers (Due Torri) Tours

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.

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AROUND ITALY: BOLOGNA 1 DAY excursion, Milan, null
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AROUND ITALY: BOLOGNA 1 DAY excursion

AROUND ITALY: BOLOGNA ONE DAY INDIVIDUAL EXCURSION FROM MILAN Discover by yourself the wonderful city of Bologna. Available every day Train ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $118.17
3-day trip Bologna from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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3-day trip Bologna from Rome

Take time out of Rome and spend two nights in Bologna. This independent package allows you to explore the city at your own pace. It includes transport by ...  Read more

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

From USD $282.89
Bologna City Walking Tour, Bologna, Multi-day Tours
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Bologna City Walking Tour

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Visit medieval squares and landmark churches on a 2-hour guided walking tour of Bologna in both English and Italian. Choose from a morning or afternoon ...  Read more

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

From USD $17.90
Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour, Bologna, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour

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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: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.05
2-Hour Historic Bike Tour of Bologna, Bologna, Walking Tours
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2-Hour Historic Bike Tour of Bologna

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Set off on your adventure to discover Bologna? Bologna by bike is the perfect solution to immerse yourself into the great history of Bologna, the heart of ...  Read more

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

From USD $41.78
Bologna Segway Tour, Bologna, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Bologna Segway Tour

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3-hour Segway tour lead by an expert local guide See top Bologna attractions including: Bologna's stunning medieval center, Basilica di Santo Stefano, ...  Read more

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

From USD $118.17
Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour, Bologna, Segway Tours
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Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour

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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 $117.87

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