Bologna la turrita (“the towered one”). A trek to immerse yourself in medieval Bologna of the Two Towers the symbol and the image that represents the city throughout the World. Of the 100 towers built in Bologna around the XII century there remain 24, presence of a unique urban fabric. This trek allows to discover 15 through the center of the city in a real urban trek.
The tour begins at the centre of Piazza Maggiore, walk along via IV Novembre until reaching Piazza Galileo Galilei: here is the first tower on the itinerary, the Agresti Tower.
A short distance further on, the Lapi Tower incorporated into the walls of Palazzo d’Accursio.
From Piazza Galileo Galilei turn left onto via Battibecco and then to via de’ Fusari. From there, turn right to get to Piazza dei Celestini. From here, cross over via d‘Azeglio and walk into Corte Galluzzi, where the Galluzzi Tower.
From Corte Galluzzi cross Piazza Galvani and follow via dell’Archiginnasio where is Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, until reaching its intersection with via dei Musei. Turn right onto via Clavature and then onto via Marchesana. Here you can see the Carrari Tower. Return to via Clavature, turn right and continue until arriving at via Castiglione. Turn right again, cross the street and continue until arriving at Piazza della Mercanzia. From the square, turn right onto via Santo Stefano: the Alberici Tower.
Going back to via Santo Stefano once again, you will reach Piazza di Porta Ravegnana. From here, the iconic Due Torri, a symbol of mediaeval Bologna.
From the opposite side of the square, take via dei Giudei and then Vicolo San Giobbe to Vicolo Tubertini and Vicolo Mandria. Here you will find the 13th century Uguzzoni Tower.
Continuing along via Oberdan, turn right and then immediately turn left onto via San Nicolò, then right onto via degli Albari and left again onto via degli Albiroli, where the Guidozagni Tower-House stands.
Turning right onto via Sant’Alò you will find the Prendiparte Tower, also known as the Coronata “the crowned one”.
Retrace your steps back up via Sant’Alò until reaching via Altabella, where the Azzoguidi Tower stands.
From via Altabella continue towards Piazza del Nettuno and pass under the Voltone del Podestà up to Piazza Re Enzo: the Lambertini Tower
Once back in Piazza del Nettuno the Arengo Tower (or “the Podestà Tower”) can be seen. Now return to Piazza Maggiore, where the tour began and from where the last tower: the Orologio Tower (the Clock Tower).
Departure: Piazza Maggiore
Time: 1 hour 30
Distance: 3200 meters