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GRAND DESIGNS: BOLOGNA’S GRAND STAIRCASES

Frequently hidden behind a plain Bologna facade, the grand staircases in the city’s historic palazzi are some of the city’s little known treasures....

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SAN LUCA’S CHURCH - PATHWAY TO PARADISE

A trip to the Church of San Luca should be top of everyone’s Bologna itinerary. The five miles there and back make for a long walk that is also one of the...

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THE TWO TOWERS OF BOLOGNA: ASINELLI AND GARISENDA

What The Eiffel Tower is to Paris, the Two Towers are to Bologna: the symbol of the city, built between 1109 and 1119, they make...

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Visit Palazzo Pallavicini

The reopening of Palazzo Pallavicini is a major event for the town of Bologna.

 

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SAINT PETRONIUS CHATEDRAL

In Bologna, beneath ancient vaults, stands a monument that still resonates with the spirit of the Renaissance in the very city that inspired it. It embodies the pride...

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The Lost Map of Bologna Comes Home - Palazzo Pepoli

At some point during the jubilee year of 1575, when Rome was filled with tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over Christendom, Pope Gregory XIII commissioned a new...

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A HOUSE OF MANY MANSIONS - SANTO STEFANO SEVEN CHURCHES

There is a little Zion in the heart of Bologna. It is the basilica of Santo Stefano, which for more than a thousand years has been known as the ‘sancta...

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Teatro Comunale Bologna

In the second half of the eighteenth century, Bologna was a European centre of excellence for the study and performance of music, on a par with London and Leipzig,...

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PALAZZO PEPOLI - MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF BOLOGNA

Of the city’s palaces, Pepoli Palace is one of the most austere and least pretentious. But it has been reinvented in a way that is decidedly impressive and...

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