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The two Towers
Symbol of Bologna, these two "twin" towers (both leaning) are placed in the point where t ...

Piazza Maggiore
Piazza Maggiore is the main public square of Bologna, where the most important buildings o ...

Basilica of San Petronio
The basilica of San Petronio is the most famous and majestic church of Bologna, where it d ...

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The two Towers

Symbol of Bologna, these two "twin" towers (both leaning) are placed in the point where the ancient via Emilia enters the city.
The towers had important military functions besides to represent with their imposingness the social prestige of the families that had built them. At the end of the 12th century there were in the city over a hundred towers, of which only twenty survived fires, wars and lightnings, and are today still visible.

The Tower of Asinelli was built between 1109 and 1119 for the homonymous family and was bought by the Municipality in the successive century. It is 97 meters high, and you can reach the top going up on the stairs formed by 498 steps. Today under its porch there are some shops of handicraft, as a memory of the trade functions of the area during the Middle Ages. The tower of the Asinelli is famous as the highest leaning tower of Italy.

The Garisenda Tower, contemporary with the other, visually differs for its lesser height (48 meters), ans was never completed because of a collapse of the ground below. Indeed, to half of the 14th century it was lowered because it threatened to collapse. The name derives from the tradition that wants the tower built up for the noble family of the Garisenda.

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Immersed in unique surroundings, furnished with valuable antiques and offering all amenities of a prestigious hotel, Grand Hotel Baglioni perfectly combines elegance and modernity. The hotel is housed in a historic palace built in the first half of the 18th century, originally designed as a semi ...

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Hotel Fiera is set just 200 metres from the entrance to the exhibition centre (Fiera di Bologna) and 400 metres from the Congress Centre in the business district of Bologna. A stay at the Hotel Fiera makes it easy to reach Bologna's historic centre, with its thriving cultural life. When it's tim ...

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This friendly hotel is set at the foot of San Luca Hill, just 3 kilometres from Guglielmo Marconi Airport. Take one of the free bikes for a ride around Bologna. Best Western Hotel Maggiore offers a personalised service and comfortable accommodation. Your room is complete with free Wi-Fi. The ...

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