Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, Bologna

4.6
#2 of 1,870 in Things to do in Emilia-Romagna
Witness two iconic landmarks of Bologna dating back to the Middle Ages, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda. The 12th-century, leaning towers serve as prominent historical symbols of a city that once boasted more than 100 such structures. Climb the 97 m (318 ft) high Asinelli Tower to see the drastic leaning angle of the Garisenda Tower and to view the city and countryside. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes; the climb to the top is steep and narrow. Using our world travel planner, Bologna attractions like Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
6,175 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • August 18, 2017
    Finally reopened to the public after the recent restoration, are fascinating views from below and from above offer stunning views, making discover a Bologna incredibly Green! the view is worth the undertaking of climbing!
    View original
  • August 18, 2017
    So I call him. The view is impressive from above. All Bologna looks at his feet. Down to the output you can try in a small pizzeria pizza of fried eggs with potatoes to replenish you climb to the tower.
    View original
  • August 18, 2017
    You have to buy the tickets on the internet or at the information tourist center (piazza Maggiore) and you need to reserve a time slot. You'll have to climb almost 500 stairs in a very tiny space, but...  more »
Google
  • My wife and I went to top on 22 July 2014. We are very pleased to have done it, and it is quite easy if you are fit. It will take about 10 minutes, due to narrow steps and meeting people coming down. Fantastic views from the top, so very much worth the effort. No trip to Bologna is complete without doing this. 3 Euro but going to good cause (maintaining it).
  • It does not matter how many times you see these towers on the ground you need to climb it to fully appreciate it. A great exercise! My kids love climbing the steps. The 360 degree panoramic view is breathtaking and impressive. A "Must see"!
  • Impressive towers. I was hoping to climb to the top for the view of Bologna but was closed for renovations. too bad.
  • It's closed for renovations. Thanks google. I trained over from Imola to climb the stairs, but it's not going to happen today or for a few months at the look of things.
  • Crazy feeling to walk up a inclined tower, but so much fun. Impressive view over the city. It's cheap and not crowded. Totally worth it.

Plan your trip to Bologna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bologna

Famous for its hospitality, Bologna boasts an impressive selection of hotels that range from old-fashioned establishments with top-hatted doormen, to boutique hotels and affordable hostels. For a sumptuous stay near the center of Bologna, explore one of the city's luxury B&Bs. Offering more than just a warm meal and a comfortable bed, these B&Bs offer spacious living areas spread over several levels, with private rooftop patios and shady terraces. More affordable yet equally convenient, family-run inns offer comfort and tranquility minutes from the city's main attractions.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bologna by other users

60 days in Italy BY A USER FROM FINLAND October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Bologna BY A USER FROM ITALY September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bologna BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Bologna BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy & San Marino BY A USER FROM BULGARIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Rimini & Bologna BY A USER FROM BULGARIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans