Bologna la turrita Bologna the turreted city. This route will immerse you into medieval Bologna as you pass the Two Towers, as described by Dante. Of the approximately 100 towers built in Bologna around the twelfth century now there are 24, which have an unmistakable presence in the city.
The tour starts from Piazza Maggiore. You walk along via IV Novembre until reaching Piazza Galileo Galilei: here you will find the first tower on the itinerary, The Agresti Tower. A short distance further on, you can see 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. Then, cross over via d‘Azeglio and walk into Corte Galluzzi, where the Galluzzi Tower is located. From Corte Galluzzi cross Piazza Galvani and follow via dell’Archiginnasio, where you find Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, upon 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 you arrive at via Castiglione. Turn right again, cross the street and continue until you arrive at Piazza della Mercanzia. From the square, turn right onto via Santo Stefano: where you will reach The Alberici Tower. Going back to via Santo Stefano once again, you will reach Piazza di Porta Ravegnana. Here you find the Two Towers, a symbol of medieval 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 Uguzzoni Tower. Continue 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 is located. Turning right onto via Sant’Alò you will find the Prendiparte Tower, also known as the Coronata “the crowned”. Reaching via Altabella you meet the Azzoguidi Tower. From via Altabella continue towards Piazza del Nettuno and pass under the Voltone del Podestà up to Piazza Re Enzo, where you will see The Lambertini Tower.
Once back in Piazza del Nettuno the Arengo Tower (or “the Podestà Tower”) can be seen. The last tower is The Orologio Tower (the Clock Tower), which is located on Piazza Maggiore.