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Two Towers (Due Torri) Tours

Two Towers (Due Torri)
More than 100 towers pierced the sky above Bologna in the Middle Ages, but only 20 still stand today. The most famous are the city center’s Two Towers (Due Torri), which lean at a gravity-defying angle that rivals Pisa’s Leaning Tower. Climb to the top of the taller one for fabulous views over the city and surrounding countryside.
 
The Basics
The Two Towers are among the unique sights in Bologna, reminding visitors of the city’s bellicose history and offering the best scenic overlook in the center. The landmark Garisenda and Asinelli towers were constructed to provide defensive protection and to represent the wealth and power of the noble families who commissioned them. You can climb 498 steps to the top of the Asinelli tower, built by the Asinelli family in 1119 and soaring 318 feet (97 meters) above the city’s rooftops; the shorter Garisenda tower leans too steeply to be climbed.
 
Join a walking tour, or a tour by bike or Segway, to see the Two Towers and other top Bologna attractions like the Basilica of San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, and the churches of Santo Stefano and San Domenico. Bologna is famous for its wonderful cuisine, so you can also opt for a food tour to combine sightseeing with samples of the city’s traditional food and wine. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kids love the thrilling climb to the top of the tower, but be sure to keep a close watch over younger children on the steep stairs and rooftop.
  • The rooftop platform is outdoors, so dress for the weather and bring your camera.
  • The tower is not wheelchair accessible, and the stairs are narrow and steep.
  • Tickets must be reserved in advance for a specific day and time; entrance times are scheduled every 45 minutes.
 
How to Get There
The Two Towers stand over Piazza di Porta Ravegnana in the heart of Bologna’s historic center, just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Maggiore and the Bologna Centrale train station.
 
When to Get There
The best light for photography from the top of the Asinelli Tower is during the early morning or late afternoon. The rooftop observation deck is outdoors, so choose to visit on a clear day.
 
A Romantic Legend
Legend says that a bricklayer’s small donkeys (asinelli) unearthed a buried chest of golden coins with their hooves. Years later, the bricklayer gave the treasure to his son, who was in love with a noble lady. The lady’s father declared that he would let his daughter marry the poor boy only if the boy built the highest tower Bologna. The treasure paid for the tower, and the bricklayer’s son married his true love.
Address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna 40126, Italy
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Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

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Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

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Treat your hungry self to a food tour of Bologna, and discover why the city is known for its love of gastronomy. With a local guide, you’ll savor breakfast, then sample fresh pasta, balsamic vinegar, cheese, wine, gelato, and even a secret dish—to be revealed on the tour. Explore the city by foot in between tastings, and learn about Bologna and its food heritage through the tour. Just let the local supplier know in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
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  • 4 hours
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Must See Bologna With A Local: Private & Personalized

Must See Bologna With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Explore the historic streets of Bologna with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore, taste espresso under the famous portici (arched colonnades), and wander through the Montagnola Market. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 5 hours
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2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

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A historic university city, culinary capital, and hub of architectural beauty, Bologna offers no shortage of attractions—and this zippy bike tour through town gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Get up close and personal with the sights, from the bustling Piazza Maggiore to the Basilica of San Domenico and the modern Manifattura delle Arti district. As you go, hear about the city’s long history from your guide.
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Bologna City Walking Tour

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a classic walking tour through the streets of central Bologna visiting its main cultural attractions. Explore some of the picturesque squares, archiginnasio and beautiful city buildings on this 2-hour group tour
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Classic Walking Tour Bologna

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

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A classic walking tour together with a private guide through the streets of the center of Bologna visiting the major cultural attractions of the city and the history of local gastronomy to discover all the secrets of the city that our guide will tell you. At the end a small tasting of local products in a historical shop.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Walking tour unveiling Bologna

Walking tour unveiling Bologna

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After savoring the aroma of the most delicious coffee brewed in the city we will discover the narrow streets of the historic center visiting the representative places of the Bolognese identity (the towers, the arcades, the signs of the Middle Ages). Our local expert will lead you through the city to have an authentic and direct contact with the sites that makes the city unforgettable. This is not the usual tour. A taste of the typical street food of the Romagna area will complete our experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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BOLOGNA. THE SECRET OF THE MERCANTE - Self-guided Treasure Hunt

BOLOGNA. THE SECRET OF THE MERCANTE - Self-guided Treasure Hunt

This adventure allows you to know, with your rhythms and your times, the ancient mercantile Bologna and its secrets. There is no maximum term to complete the adventure: take as long as you want and stop to visit the sites and attractions along the way or enjoy a rest stop in one of the many clubs in Bologna. - This is a fun and unique way to explore Bologna - Wear comfortable shoes to easily walk around town - This activity works well with colleagues and friends - You can start the treasure hunt at any time
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Bologna Segway Tour

Bologna Segway Tour

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See Bologna, with its narrow streets, crooked medieval towers and miles and miles of arcaded walkways, from a different perspective: from a Segway. Cruise around this handsome Italian city on a Segway, learning about the history of each place, and seeing major landmarks, such as the five-hundred-year-old Fountain of Neptune, the Basilica di Santo Stefano, and much more. This small-tour is limited to just eight participants, which means you’ll get plenty of attention from the local guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna : a walk into history

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The city of Bologna is a rich tapestry of art, culture, cuisine, and music—a UNESCO–listed gem in the heart of Italy. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, follow your guide through Bologna’s medieval streets and find out what makes the city special. Hear the stories behind top attractions including Piazza Maggiore, the Quadrilatero, and the 14th-century San Petronio Basilica, and gain insight into Bologna’s colorful past.
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide

Get an insider's view of Bologna, known as one of Italy's cultural and culinary capitals. This private walking tour gives you the undivided attention of an art historian guide, who reveals stories and secrets behind Bologna’s fountains, palaces, and churches. See highlights of the medieval city center, learn about important former residents, and browse the delicious products of the Emilia-Romagna region at a typical market. Ask all the questions you like for a personalized introduction to beautiful Bologna.
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors to the history-filled city, this half-day, private walking tour of Bologna covers top attractions. Listen to in-depth commentary from your own art historian guide, and enjoy a personalized travel experience adapted to you and your party. Highlights include Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica di San Petronio, and the Mercato di Mezzo.
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  • 3 hours
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Family Day In Bologna With A Local: Private & Personalized

Family Day In Bologna With A Local: Private & Personalized

Have your kids had enough of museums?  Take a tour that you the whole family will enjoy. With a private guide, you’ll learn about the history and culture of the city in a way that’s fun for both kids and adults. Take in the local parks, while your kids burn off some energy. Everyone will also be treated to complimentary gelato. Finally, get recommendations for kid-friendly restaurants and activities in Bologna.
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  • 4 hours
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Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

On this history-packed, small-group tour of Bologna, you’ll discover a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites. Wander along medieval-era canals, see a pair of towers that lean more than Pisa, and learn about the origins of the spectacular buildings in Piazza Maggiore. You’ll listen to entertaining facts and legends along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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Allow yourself an evening break enjoying a walk in the historic center where you can discover the secrets of the city while having fun with a drink and a taste of typical products.  Program: Meeting in Piazza del Nettuno  Piazza Maggiore Via D'Azeglio Piazza Galvani Quadrilatero Historical market Two towers Piazza Santo Stefano Tasting
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Bologna private walking tour

Bologna private walking tour

Bologna, the chief town of Emilia-Romagna district, is famous worldwide for its art, culture and history heritage. Home to the first university in Europe, founded in 1088, and place of birth and/or home to a great number of world-known artists, writers, musicians, scientists etc, it is also renowned for its food tradition (let alone thinking about the bolognese sauce, known and used all over the world). This customised walking tour, specifically designed for first-time visitors, will show you the reason why Bologna is so popular all over the world.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Discover Bologna an amazing city

Discover Bologna an amazing city

The beauty of Bologna is not only that it's got (almost) everything that you expect of a big city, but on a human scale, Bologna is not only the seat of the oldest Western World University, founded in 1088, it also has an established reputation of capital of gastronomy and a well preserved medieval city centre containing some 40 kilometres of porticoes built over 1,000 years.
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

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Bologna’s traditional cuisine is so important to the city’s identity that it is known affectionately as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”. With this walking tour, explore both the cultural and culinary highlights of this vibrant city, taking in its main square, churches, and towers, as well as strolling through the historic market to sample local specialties and wines—all while learning about their history and significance with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Three Days in Bologna and Modena between Motor Culture and Cuisine

Three Days in Bologna and Modena between Motor Culture and Cuisine

I therefore want to give you some suggestions to discover Bologna, the red, the learned and the fat. Why is it so called? Red for the colors of the bricks with which the towers and palaces were built and for the political alignment of the inhabitants and for the car and engine houses that are located between Modena and Bologna. Dotta because it has the oldest university in the world. Cradle of culture. Fat for food (tortellini, lasagna, mortadella) and for the rounded shapes of the Bolognese girls. A three-day guided tour with guide and guide to discover the secrets of Bologna and its surroundings. A journey for everyone, a 360 ° view of the capital of Emilia thanks to our certified guides and escorts.
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  • 3 days
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Small-Group Bologna Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

Small-Group Bologna Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

Bologna has a long and fascinating history, bound up in its fine palaces, churches, and towers. With this small-group tour, dive deep into the historical context of its impressive architecture with the insights and explanations provided by your guide. Stroll through the main square to take in its monumental fountain, stop at the city’s two basilicas, and admire its soaring towers and forgotten canals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Historical Tour of Bologna

Historical Tour of Bologna

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A mix of art masterpieces, history, food stories, legends and secrets described by a local art lover with a great experience and knowledge of the city. The tour itself will be like a dive into history and time. All information about art will be experienced by the visitors as a trip enriched with details about life, food, culture, music and traditions of those ages.
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Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Bologna with private official tour guide

Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Bologna with private official tour guide

Bologna, the capital of the Reggio Emilia region, is one of the most historical cities in whole Italy. It’s existence dates back to 1000 BC. The city hosts the first university in the whole World. You will enjoy, with your private official tour guide, getting to know the most emblematic and representative sites of the city. Bologna has a very active public life and high economic activy. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance.
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  • 3 hours
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

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Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Medieval towers, gorgeous palaces, and delicious Italian cuisine; Bologna is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local. Get ready to experience Bologna the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Bologna. Discover the ancient entrance to the town at the leaning Asinelli and Garisenda Towers. See and touch Bologna’s past at the Archiginnasio Palace, which was once the beautiful center of the city’s University. Explore the underground ruins inside the Salabrosa Public Library and be fascinated by ancient Roman stories.
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  • 3 hours
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$135.28
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Bike Tour Bologna

Bike Tour Bologna

The bike tour designed to show you the best of Bologna in two hours: from the oldest university in the world to the grandiose Piazza Maggiore, up to pedaling under the Two Towers, we will discover the most significant places of this magnificent city. The Bologna that we will tell you about in this private bike tour is a city that has very ancient origins, the guardian of an exceptional historical, artistic and cultural heritage. Our guides will accompany you on a real journey through time, thanks to which you can relive the Bologna of the past for a few hours.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$206.27
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$206.27
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