To see Bologna

The monuments of Bologna

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Visiter Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore

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It is the main square of the town: it is 115 m long and 60 m wide; It is surrounded by the most important monuments of...

Visiter Basilica di San Petronio; History

Basilica di San Petronio; History

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The basilica, built in 1390, was designed to honor Saint Petronio, bishop from 431 to 450 and patron of the city, who...

Visiter Basilica di San Petronio

Basilica di San Petronio

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This large church, 132 m long, 60 m wide, 45 m high, with a bell tower 65 m high, can hold 28000 people....

Visiter Basilica Santo Stefano

Basilica Santo Stefano

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This basilica is also known as the "Basilica of the Seven Churches". It is made up of the Chiesa del...

Visiter Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore

Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore

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In 1247, the hermits of the congregation of Beato Giovanni Bono da Mantova settled in Bologna; In 1267 they joined the...

Visiter City Tours

City Tours

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: Medieval towers and tower houses are a strong feature of Bologna; In the nineteenth century there were still nearly ...

Visiter Archiginnasio

Archiginnasio

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It was built around 1562 by Antonio Morandi by order of Pope Pius IV, who wanted to unite in one place all the...

Visiter Palazzo Poggi

Palazzo Poggi

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It is the headquarters of the University as well as that of the Rectorate. It was built between 1549 and 1560, by order...

Visiter Museums of the Institute of Sciences

Museums of the Institute of Sciences

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Its collection of scientific objects embraces many fields. Natural History: Ulisse Aldrovandi Museum (naturalist of the...

Visiter Fontana di Nettuno

Fontana di Nettuno

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It is the work of the sculptors Zanobio Portigiani, Tommaso Laureti and Giambologna. The latter, a celebrated Flemish...

Visiter Giardini Regina Margherita

Giardini Regina Margherita

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In 1868 the municipality acquired land for the construction of a public park; In 1874, she entrusted it to Count...

Visiter Museo Civico Archeologico

Museo Civico Archeologico

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It was born from the fusion of two museums: the university museum and the communal museum; It is located in Palazzo...

Visiter National Art Gallery

National Art Gallery

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Since 1803, the museum and the Academy of Fine Arts are housed in the former Jesuit novitiate of Saint Ignatius, built...

Visiter Museum of the History of the City

Museum of the History of the City

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This museum is housed in the 14th century Pepoli Palace, which was constantly restored. In 2003, the municipality...

Visiter Basilica di San Francesco

Basilica di San Francesco

Religious building

The Franciscans settled in Bologna in 1211 in a humble dwelling; In 1222, Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) himself...

Visiter Basilica San Domenico

Basilica San Domenico

Religious building

St. Dominic arrived at Bologna in 1218; He was impressed by the vitality of the city and his university....

Visiter Piazza Santo Stefano

Piazza Santo Stefano

Square

This triangular square, often used for concerts and cultural events, is limited by the "complex of the seven...

Visiter Cattedrale di San Pietro

Cattedrale di San Pietro

Cathedral

In 906, a first cathedral was built inside the walls of the ancient Roman city of Bononia. It was destroyed by a fire...

Visiter Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi

Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi

Religious building

It was founded in 1346 as a church of the Order of the Servants of Mary, and was enlarged in 1386. Its very simp...

Visiter Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita

Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita

Church - Chapel

Originally, the church of the first hospital in Bologna, founded in 1260, was located there. The church was rebuilt...

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