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  • 1. Towers - Torri

    The two towers, both of them leaning, are the symbol and the emblems of Bologna and they have a names of course. The taller one is called Torre Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is...

  • 2. Museums

    The imposing building of Museo di Mineralogia L,Bombicci concludes the sequence of the buildings on the right side of via Zamboni. Actually, it is located on the square opposite to Porta San...

  • 3. Piazza Maggiore

    At the top of the main portal of the Palazzo Comunale is placed magnificent Pope Gregory XIII bronze statue, carved by Alessandro Sermenghi. Pope Gregory XIII (1502-1585) born Ugo Boncompagni, was...

  • 4. Historical Buildings

    Bologna is city of culture, arts and music and has alot of theatres all over the city area. There had been even more theatres and opera-houses in the city, since early 17th century, but some of them...

  • 5. Basilica di San Petronio

    The huge Basilica was built to honour Petronius, bishop of Bologna in the fifth century. it is reckoned to be one of the greatest Catholic churches throughout Italy and features a length of 132...

  • 6. Basilica di Santo Stefano

    San Petronio's tomb (431-450) is preserved in the church of San Sepolcro which was built during the 5th century and later resored in the 12th century. Petronio was a bishop of the town and is patron...

  • 7. Churches - Chiese

    Originally the Romanesque styled church of Santa Maria della Misericordia belonged to the order of sisters Cistercites, but then was given to the Benedictine order of Olivetani. In 1431 the church was...

  • 8. University

    The Alma Mater Studiorum (University of Bologna) is the oldest continually operating university in the world, it is believed by most accounts it started at 1088. Its motto, "alma mater studiorum" in...

  • 9. Piazza Nettuno

    Sala Borsa is the city multimedia and general information library which every day provides users of all ages with books, newspapers, magazines, videos, CD's along with cabled and wi-fi internet...

  • 10. Portici

    Along the via Saragossa the portici di San Luca begin just outside Porta Saragossa. These porticoes that lead to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of St. Luke are numbered, and at Archway #170 a Madonna...

  • 11. Basilica di San Luca

    Basilica di San Luca is a great Bologna landmark. Wherever you are in town or in the villages around you can always see it and it help you navigate the area. The church story start around the XII...

  • 12. Basilica di San Domenico

    Considered one of the most important churches in Bologna, the Basilica di San Domenico contains the tomb of Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominican Order. Saint Dominic died in this church and was...

  • 13. Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio

    I really enjoyed the visit to this palace. There are always exhibit going on, mostly free and it is an amazing building full of history and art. It is also impressive to think it is used as the...

  • 14. Palazzi

    The magnificent Palazzo di Giustizia, also known as Palazzo Baciocchi, was designed and constructed by Andrea Palladio in 1534. The palace was sold in 1822 to Napoleon's brother in law, Prince Felice...

  • 15. San Giacomo Maggiore

    The construction of San Giacomo Maggiore started in 1267, as requested by the monastic order "Agostiniani" (Augustine Fathers), completed in 1315 and consacrated only in 1344. The bell tower was added...

  • 16. Via dell'Indipendenza

    To those who didn't know it, every Italian city has monuments of the King Vittorio Emanuele II and general Giusepe Garibaldi. The monument of Garibaldi is situated in the central position of Via...

  • 17. Santuario della Beata Vergine di San Luca

    “Upon another hill, stands the celebrated church of the Madonna di St. Luca, three miles from Bologna. A portico consisting of seven hundred arcades reaches from it to the gate of the city. The church...

  • 18. Palazzo del Podestà

    Those travellers who regularly visiting Italian towns probaly know what is the meaning of podesta. It derives from Latin word podestas, meaning power. In the Middle Ages each town had podesta, a high...

  • 19. Palazzo Comunale

    Palazzo d'Accursio originally was the residence of the jurist Accurssius. In 1336 it became the seat of the "Anziani" (Elder) the higest magistrates of the commune and then the seat a city government....

  • 20. Palazzo della Mercanzia

    In Piazza della Mercanzia you can admire the beauty of the palace and some examples of typical Bolognese medieval houses. The ancient complex is combination of two houses and the tower, and both...

  • 21. Cattedrale di San Pietro

    St. Peter Cathedral from 10th-11th century, called "metropilitana" in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, have been rebuilt many times, last one beetwen 1600 and 1605. The huge statues representing St. Peter...

  • 22. Basilica di San Francesco

    Basilica di San Francesco is the first example of French Gothic style in Italy. It was built between 1236 and 1254, on the initiative of the Franciscan community that stayed in the city already since...

  • 23. Palazzo di Re Enzo

    Since Palazzo dei Podesta turned out to be far too small to hold the great number of politicians ot the time, the building was enlarged in 1245 and called Palatium Novum. Torre Lamberti, incorporated...

  • 24. Soccer

    Have a feeling that your Italian is much too academic? You should have no trouble enriching your vocabulary at the one of the local football matches. You are sure to learn the latest and greatest of...

  • 25. Palazzo dei Notai

    Palazzo dei Notai is the ancient seat of the powerful society of notaries, which served for store and preserve the legal documents relating to the purchase and sale of landed estates and houses, as...

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