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Stunning medieval place

This old building is worth visiting,the court inside it is fascinating and leads to the palace... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Nicola Z
Bologna, Italy

We were there for a congress and I was really impressed by the big halls and the decoration! Very... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Athens, Greece
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30 Apr 2018
“Greatly obscured landmark”
23 May 2017
“Stunning medieval place”
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Piazza Maggiore 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Right on the north side of the Piazzo Maggiore, this ancient building is currently difficult to fully appreciate because of the work and scaffolding obscuring it. It has a number of bars and shops built into it which still function despite the works. The main...More

1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This old building is worth visiting,the court inside it is fascinating and leads to the palace itself through a staircase. The main access is from Piazza del Nettuno where there is the famous fountain of Neptune. On the other side of the square there is...More

Thank Nicola Z
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were there for a congress and I was really impressed by the big halls and the decoration! Very luxurious beauty for a congress! We were all impressed. You don't need too much time to visit it...

Thank SiliaMaximou2016
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Not the most ornate or spectacular of the churches and palaces around Bologna but still worth popping your head in. Check out the whispering gallery below the palace.

Thank Lizzie S
Reviewed 15 April 2016

A nice place to visit for a few seconds. It works well as a whispering gallery without being a dome. Will not amuse an adult for longer than it takes to whisper. Fun for children.

Thank max_patrick
Reviewed 10 March 2016

It is a cultural palace. This one is a must to see when you cross under the Voltone,It takes its name from Enzio of Sardinia, Frederick II's son, who was prisoner here from 1249 until his death in 1272.The current Gothic appearance dates from the...More

1  Thank Helena F
Reviewed 15 August 2015

OK, everyone does it....but you must try it. Stand in one corner and let your Partner stand across in the other.....whisper a few words facing the corner, and your Partner will hear every word !! Simple but fascinating and a Must Do !! Try it...More

2  Thank PandDBlackburn
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Palazzo was built in 1200. It is an architectural complex so impressive as to be crossed by two streets that cross under the Voltone Podesta. Above rises the Torre dell'Arengo, with its bell that called the people in case of extraordinary events. The Voltone...More

Thank AlessandraMatilde67
Reviewed 1 November 2014

This one! is consider A cultural palace. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. The name Enzo comes from the son of Frederick II, Enzio de Sardinia. The poor one died here; he was prisoner from 1249 for 23 years. It is...More

Thank Road20years
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Below the "suspended" tower of Podestà Palace, the perfect sound transmission since centuries .... if you come to Bologna you need to check this.

Thank Francesco M
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