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Architecture and Monuments

Towers

Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli

Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli

The two towers Garisenda and Asinelli are the traditional symbol of Bologna, strategically standing where the old Aemilian way entered the town. In the late 12th century, at least one hundred towers dotted the town's skyline, but today only twenty have survived the ravages of fire, warfare and lightning.

Torre Accursi o dell’Orologio

Torre Accursi o dell’Orologio

(Torre Accursi) Accursi Tower, also known as the Clock Tower, is located in Piazza Maggiore. On the façade of the building, a huge mechanical clock was added in 1444. Its initial aim was to mark daytime, mainly midday, but since 1451 it has also marked nighttime.

Torre dell’Arengo

Torre dell’Arengo

Torre dell'Arengo is located over Palazzo del Podestà. This area has always been a central point for the city trade, as here there used to be a lot of sellers, clients, beggars and even cheaters.

Torre Prendiparte o Coronata

Torre Prendiparte o Coronata

Torre Prendiparte (Prendiparte Tower), also known as Coronata Tower, was built in the  12th century by the guelph Prendiparte family as a means of defence. It is 60 meters high, thus being the second one in terms of height after the Asinelli Tower.

Torre Galluzzi

Torre Galluzzi

Torre Galluzzi is located in Piazza Galvani and it is part of the so-called triad of the medieval skyscrapers of Bologna, along with Torre Prendiparte and Torre Azzoguidi, standing in another area of the city centre.