4 April


Piazza Maggiore

Basilica Santo Stefano



Towers of Bologna

Between the 12th and the 13th century, the number of towers in the city was very high, possibly up to 180. During the 13th century, many towers were taken down or demolished, and others simply collapsed. Today it is around 20 still to be seen.

The left tower; Garisenda Tower, is really leaning – more the Pisa tower (4 degrees) a drop of 3,22 meter.
It is 40 (originally 61) meter high and one of the few one still in Bologna.
The taller one to the right is the Asinelli Tower; 97 meter high, drop 2,23 meter.
In the middle ages it was around 180 towers in the city.