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Bologna and its towers

Updated on 05 March 2020 From Comune di Bologna

Bologna is also known as “Turrita” due to the around 100 towers that used to soar above the city centre. Only 24 of them have survived to the present day, and they can be discovered on this excursion.

Starting from Piazza Maggiore, you proceed as far as Piazza Galileo Galilei where you see the Agresti tower and the Lapi tower nearby. Continuing along Via D’Azeglio as far as Corte Galluzzi, you can admire the Galluzzi tower. Inside the “Quadrilateral” in Via Marchesana, you find the Carrari tower and, after Palazzo delle Mercanzie, the Alberici tower. As you walk along Via Santo Stefano as far as Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, you reach the Asinelli and Garisenda towers.

On the opposite side of the square, you enter the Jewish Ghetto where you find the Uguzzoni tower. Strolling along Via Oberdan, you will see the Guidozagni tower-house in Via Albiroli and the Prendiparte tower known as “Coronata” not far away. In Via Altabella, you can find the Azzoguidi tower. On returning towards the centre, you can see the Lambertini tower in Piazza Re Enzo, the Arengo tower in Piazza del Nettuno and, finally, the Clock tower in Piazza Maggiore.

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