Bologna city of towers is not a catch phrase. In the Middle Ages, between the XII and the XIII century , Bologna counted over 100 towers. Bologna richest families built towers as a symbol of their power and used them for offensive and defensive purposes. The city was also crowded with tower-houses and bell towers. The two most prominent towers known as the Two Towers are the landmark of the city.
This amazing walking tour will take you to discover the best preserved towers of Bologna, their story and their secrets! You will see the Asinelli, the tallest preserved medieval tower in Italy, 97 mt. for 498 steps! Next is the Garisenda Tower, known as Bologna Leaning tower 47 mt. tall and 3,22 mt of leaning described by Dante in his Divine Commedy. You will get to the Prendiparte Tower, which with its 12 well preserved floors is second in high only to the Asinelli! You will see the Catalani tower which is a great example of tower-house. Finally, you will visit St. Peter’s Cathedral bell tower.
The tour includes: private licensed tour guide (2h30) visit to the Asinelli Tower’s Rocchetta, visit to the Prendiparte Tower, entrance to the Catalani Tower (*on friday, first floor), entrance to the Cathedral Bell Tower (*on saturday, first level).