or drag this pin anywhere on the map
Symbollic towers in Bologna
The Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda) were named after the families who were associated with building them. The great leaning towers were built between 1109 and 1119.
In the 13th Century, dozens of these soaring structures peppered the city, but over time they have either crumbled or have been taken down for some reason. It is a mystery as to why they were even built.
Of the two towers, the Asinelli is the taller and although the Garisenda is shorter it leans more than its brother. The Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda are considered to not only be status symbols, but also the virtual symbol of Bologna because of their history, height, and immensity of structure.
Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda)
Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna
Open Hours: Daily: 9.00 - 18.00 Summer / 9.00 - 17.00 Winter