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.
Bologna is not only beautiful in the city itself, but also in the rolling hills and long stretches of lowland. And you will also find fortresses, castles, parish churches and timeless Medieval hamlets.
A route to discover the most important factories and museums dedicated to engines.
Discovering the University of Bologna through its places and streets.
FOTO/INDUSTRIA, the first Biennal in the world dedicated to photography on Industry and Work, which will take place in Bologna from 24th October to 24th November, curated by Francesco Zanot. There will be 10 exhibitions in some of the historical venues in the city centre and one at MAST, co-curated by Urs Stahel.
Play, health, education: Bologna celebrates children’s rights with the exhibition "Children". At Salaborsa, for the first time together, the pictures by Elliott Erwitt, Steve McCurry and Dario Mitidieri.
The prestigious classical dance company directed by Elik Melikov and recognised by the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow reinforces its presence in Italy with a winter tour of the best theatres in the Peninsula.
The biggest autumn festival of the Bolognese Apennines gathers all the events dedicated to the fine white truffle of the Bolognese hills, including markets and truffle-based menus.
Discover the wine and food traditions of Bologna in the medieval town market and drink in the atmosphere of one of the city’s oldest and most important traditional markets.?
Friday and Saturday, € 25.00 per person - 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders
Guess what: in the 13th century Bologna was dominated by more than 100 towers? Today only 24 have survived. Discover them on this rambling, walking tour.
Every Saturday except for August, starting from € 15.00 per person
Save up to € 53 on ticket costs
Save up to € 78 on ticket costs