Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
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Points of Interest & LandmarksObservation Decks & Towers
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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The colossal towers were built by Bologna's important families in the 12th century.
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  • S E
    Avondale, Arizona759 contributions
    Noisy adventure😄
    We went up with a large group of Italian teenagers so it was quite loud with conversation 😃. It was somewhat disorganized at the entrance, not sure where the line to enter was, but finally I showed our printed passes. At five euros this is a good deal, I was surprised the cost wasn’t higher. Be prepared for a pretty hefty climb, but well worth it.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Giorgio B
    Lund, Sweden839 contributions
    When away from the gym...
    Although the two towers of Bologna are always mentioned in the same breath and are, as such, one of the symbols of the city, the one open to visitors is only the Asinelli tower, the higher, from whose top you are regaled with a majestic view that stretches from the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Alps to the north and the hills surrounding Bologna to the west. Admittedly, one has to be lucky and get a very clear day in order to be able to see the entire trio. At nearly 100m high and leaning by more than two metres compared to its base, the Asinelli tower is a curiosity per se, and the goal it sets to its visitors is the climb of 498 steps to reach the top. Even on a less than clear day, the view is splendid, so well worth the effort. The staircases are entirely one way, so kudos to the staff managing the two opposite flows of ascending and descending visitors. And don't forget to book online in advance, as every time slot of 25 people fills incredibly quickly.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 24, 2023
  • simonw58
    136 contributions
    View is stunning but the climb may not be for everyone
    We’d done quite a bit of walking that day anyway but had booked our slot (a must, they turn people away!) so went. The 500 steps were steep and narrow in places so be prepared for exercise. Glad I did it but don’t assume the steps are even and flat…
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2023
  • Rhys Phillips
    Toulouse, France45 contributions
    Don't underestimate the number of steps...
    The website says it isn't recommended for people with breathing or walking difficulties... I didn't have any issues (although I was pretty warm by the time I emerged at the top and was grateful for the cool breeze there but it is a lot of steps and I saw multiple people stopping for breaks, panting for breath! You must book in advance and you must arrive 10mins early - I saw a couple get turned away as they have strict limits on the building capacity at any one time. You get 45mins to do the tower - I guess it took between 10 and 15mins to go up and down each way so that leaves about 20 minutes to admire the incredible views from the top. I did this for "free" as it was included in the Bologna Welcome Card - definitely recommend!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 6, 2023
  • 701David
    Fitzroy, Australia966 contributions
    Worth the Effort
    This excursion is worth the effort .....it's certainly a good workout !! First time visitor to Bologna and the tower climb is a perfect way to view the city. Don't underestimate the climb ...it's demanding but worth it. Recommend that you undertake the climb early and endeavour to avoid the crowds.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • JJJC_Family
    810 contributions
    Only saw them from the street
    We walked around it and saw it from different angles, but we weren’t in good enough shape to go in and walk up. So it’s a limited review. However, what I can say is that they are impressive and unique, based on my travels. They are appropriate symbols of the city of Bologna. You will see at least the tops if you go to the historic area, but it’s hard to imagine not taking the short walk to see them up close if you visit Bologna as a tourist. It’s certainly worth it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
    Worth it for the views
    Such a unique thing to see a building in the city centre that leans like this. Walk up stairs is fairly steep so if you have mobility issues you will struggle, otherwise only takes about 3-5 minutes to walk up. They do take it in turns with people going up and down so you down get people trying to walk up and down stairs at same time. Once up top you get 360 degree views of bologna. And being practically in the city centre you get to see then city from a great angle. Think it was only about 5 euros to visit so it’s worth it.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Odile P
    60 contributions
    Great view
    Worth climbing all those steps in 36c 😅. Great view at the top. Online booking system easy. If suffering from strong vertigo, it may be a challenge due to the open stairwell. I managed it with mild vertigo; a few intermediate platforms helped. €5 per person at time of writing
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Duffman
    Davistown, Australia20 contributions
    Step up and make sure you tick this box in Bologna
    What a cracking way to start your day! People set off at 100 mile an hr and fell by the wayside as we made our way up. Best thing was our group was a mixed back from young to old and as each reached the top they all said what a trip up - but glad they did it! My advice is take your time and be careful on the way down. Steep in parts but unbelievable experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Southside Travels
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,966 contributions
    Great views of Bologna!!
    Tickets cost €5 and can be purchased via QR code or from tourist information place in main square. The climb itself wasn't as difficult as it sounded. The heat was more of a problem and having to wait for people to go up and come back down. But you are rewarded with great views of Bologna!! Well worth the effort!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 22, 2023
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ErkiBear
London, UK380 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
We didn't go up the towers as I am not keen on either heights or confined spaces but they are striking landmarks. Amazing to think how they were built all that time ago and what Bologna would have looked like with them all standing! Gorgeous in the evening with the swallows swooping around them and the sun setting...
Written October 13, 2023
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK906 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The twin towers of Bologna dominate the skyline of central Bologna. The smaller tower is actually leaning slightly to rival Pisa and is closed to the public as its dangerous. The taller tower which is over 97 meters tall has 498 steps to the summit and even fit people are puffing a bit when they reach the top. Its probably needless to say that this is not a site that anyone with walking difficulties should undertake. its 5 euros to climb to the top,(3 euros for concessions) and when you book, you are given a time slot to attend. The views from the top are breath-taking and well worth the effort to get to the top.
Written October 7, 2023
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Mattttt_88
Coventry, UK154 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
that was one of my best experiences, and is that place you must visit! ticket is only £5.00 which can be purchased at Bologna Welcome on Piazza Maggiore. there is over 500 steps to go up... but the view is astonishing!
Written September 26, 2023
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C M Dobbie
New Plymouth, New Zealand174 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
498 stairs and 97 meters high. This tower is amazing. You do not want to be scared of heights or small spaces though. Loved the view from the top - amazing.
Written September 25, 2023
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Southside Travels
Glasgow, UK1,966 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Tickets cost €5 and can be purchased via QR code or from tourist information place in main square.
The climb itself wasn't as difficult as it sounded. The heat was more of a problem and having to wait for people to go up and come back down.
But you are rewarded with great views of Bologna!!
Well worth the effort!!
Written September 22, 2023
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Duffman
Davistown, Australia20 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a cracking way to start your day! People set off at 100 mile an hr and fell by the wayside as we made our way up. Best thing was our group was a mixed back from young to old and as each reached the top they all said what a trip up - but glad they did it!
My advice is take your time and be careful on the way down. Steep in parts but unbelievable experience.
Written September 6, 2023
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Odile P
60 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Worth climbing all those steps in 36c 😅. Great view at the top. Online booking system easy. If suffering from strong vertigo, it may be a challenge due to the open stairwell. I managed it with mild vertigo; a few intermediate platforms helped. €5 per person at time of writing
Written August 21, 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Such a unique thing to see a building in the city centre that leans like this.

Walk up stairs is fairly steep so if you have mobility issues you will struggle, otherwise only takes about 3-5 minutes to walk up. They do take it in turns with people going up and down so you down get people trying to walk up and down stairs at same time.

Once up top you get 360 degree views of bologna. And being practically in the city centre you get to see then city from a great angle.

Think it was only about 5 euros to visit so it’s worth it.
Written August 13, 2023
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Luca
London, UK178 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Amazing views across Bologna. The stairs get steep towards the top though, so have the right footwear on.
Written August 8, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,630 contributions
May 2023
Built in the 12th century as tower houses. Built so high, the towers seem to serve more of a status symbol than practical defensive function. They certainly look impressive.
Written July 20, 2023
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