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Le due Torri – Book your visit to the Asinelli Tower


Please note: reservation is compulsory, whereby it is strongly advisable to book your ticket a few days in advance, especially at weekends.

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 then 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, especially at sunset, and the journey upwards is unique and unforgettable. 


Full price: € 5,00 p/person

Reduced price: € 3,00 p/person (children 4 to 11 y.o.; over 65; school trips; university students; Card Cultura Holders)
Free for Bologna Welcome Card EASY and PLUS holders; disabled people and helpers; authorized touristic guides; children 0-3 years old

The booking of free tickets reserved for people with disabilities and helpers must be made by writing an email to or at the Bologna Welcome Info Point in Piazza Maggiore.

Note: Unaccompanied minors (under 18) and pets, regardless of their size,  are not allowed in the Tower

The sales are managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency


Access to the Tower

Meeting point:
Piazza di Porta Ravegnana - Tower entrance

Cancellation policy:
If you cancel or amend your booking at least 24 hours before the scheduled visit, no cancellation fee will be there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire amount. 

Visitors are required to turn up at the Tower at least five minutes before the selected time, failure to do so will result in exclusion from the experience. Refunds will not be granted in this case and a new entry ticket shall be purchased according to current availability. 

  • Reservation is compulsory.
  • Animals, regardless of their size, are not allowed inside the Tower.
  • Access is not recommended to people who are afraid of heights, have ailments that would be worsened by physical exertion (i.e. climbing stairs) and/or cardiopaths.


Piazza Ravegnana – ingresso Torre degli Asinelli

  • Climb to the top of the Asinelli Tower
  • 498 steps to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city

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