These two leaning towers are the landmark of the city. The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda. While the latter is permanently closed, the Asinelli offers the best viewpoint in Bologna, but you need first to climb 498 steps up to the…
The Towers of Bologna are a group of medieval structures in Bologna. The two most prominent ones, known as the Two Towers, are the landmark of the city.
The Torre degli Asinelli and the Garisenda are one of the biggest attractions of the Emilian capital, strategically placed at the entrance to the city from the ancient Via Emilia. Erected between 1109 and 1119, as a symbol of power and prestige of the aristocratic families whose name they bear, the…
willing to climb more the 400 old steps and reach the small top of the Asinelli tower? it's just at the end of the street, and the view is stunning.
“It is the largest and certainly the most popular city park. It was designed by the Piedmontese Sambuy to provide Bologna with an ample green and public place as in other Italian and European cities. It was opened in 1879 with the name of “Passeggio Regina Margherita” ( as a tribute to the wife of King Umberto I).”
“Morandi! And ... The Museo di Arte Moderna di Bologna, the city’s modern art museum, has an excellent bar. It is a great place to go to for an aperitivo. The crowd is fun, young and intelligent, the food is splendidly healthy and filling, and the music is unbeatable. Instead of typical Italian charcuterie, cheese and bread with toppings, here the emphasis of the aperitivo experience is centered around vegetables and salads. Although, there is other food as well. There is a charming outdoors area that is perfect for the warmer months.”
“local market where have shopping only on Friday and Saturday. Mercato della città per lo shopping , aperto venerdì e sabato.”
“Take a walk, a long walk if you want to see the longest portico in the world. The view is the final reward.”
“The museum is in an old hospital and it houses a comprehensive collection of antiquities from different ages and civilizations: Egyptians, Etruscan, Romans and many more.”