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. Ready?
WHEN 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
LENGTH 45 minutes
MEETING POINT Piazza Ravegnana – Tower entrance
YOUR TICKET INCLUDES
Introductory pamphlet about the Tower visit
RATE 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
CANCELLATION POLICY 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.
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