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Le Due Torri – Torre degli Asinelli

Visit the Asinelli Tower, the taller of the two sisters: 97.2m high, leaning a noticeable 1.3° off-centre. It was built between 1109 and 1119 as a symbol of grandeur for the family by the same name. It passed into the hands of the municipality the following century. The tower was a lookout and defensive stronghold. Its military purpose is evidenced by the lower loggia also called rocchetta, or mini fortress, that was built around the square base in 1488 as headquarters for the tower’s sentinels.

Bologna is an extraordinary city and the Tower is its beating heart. The view from atop the Torre Asinelli is breathtaking, and the journey upwards is unique and unforgettable. 

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Every day


From 1 March to 5 November 09:30am – 7:30pm
Timeslots: entrance every 45 minutes

From 6 November to 28 February 09:30am – 5:45pm
Timeslots: entrance every 45 minutes

45 minutes

Piazza Ravegnana – Tower entrance


  • Introductory pamphlet about the Tower visit
  • Entrance fee

Full price: € 5 per person
Reduced: € 3 (under 12 and over 65; school trips; university students; groups of minimum 20 people)
Free for holders of Bologna Welcome Card - € 30

If you cancel in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


 Special offer

Buy your Asinelli Tower ticket and you will get an exclusive discount code for a city tour. Discover how. 

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