The towers of Bologna, the Asinelli and the Garisenda, are named after the families who constructed them.
The Garisenda Tower of Bologna is almost half the height of its twin, the Asinelli Tower (97.2m).
The Torre degli Asinelli, the 97 meter tall tower, is the tallest tower in the town, its interior having almost 500 steps you can climb.
You can find the Basilica di San Petronio on the main square of Bologna, the Piazza Maggiore. This historic church is one of the largest churches in the world.
The Palazzo D’Accursio has a fine collection of art known as the Municipal Art Collection, which has been housed there since the mid-20th century (1937).
The architecture at the Santo Stefano square is so well thought out! Tourists can explore many churches all at once since they are all connected.
The two towers, the Asinelli and the Garisenda Towers of Bologna, are the ultimate main attraction to visit which act as a symbol of the historic city.
The Basilica of San Domenico was built right next to the St Nicholas Convent; however in the mid-13th century, they were merged into a singular large convent.
The St John Church (Holy Crucifix Church) in the Santo Stefano complex was built in the 8th century, although the complex started being built in the 5th century originally by St Petronius.
Bologna is famed for its food (la grassa) as well as being red (la rossa). Its architecture traditionally has a very earthy color.
The Fountain of Neptune, which was completed just after the mid-16th century (1567), exhibits a magnificent bronze sculpture of King Neptune in control of the fountain’s waters.
There is a national museum in Bologna that every tourist must visit when exploring the culture of the city.