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“Secret canal”

Ranked #46 of 347 things to do in Bologna
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Not easy to find, you can get a look at part of Bologna's now-underground canals through a little square window on Via Piella just next to the Trattoria Biassanot.
It really is worth a look if you're nearby.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

After having lunch at the Trattoria Dal Biassanot, we went to look at one of Bologna’s best secrets on the Via Piella. Here you can take a peek through a small square window for a view of Bologna’s underground canals. Most people are not aware that Bologna, much like Venice, used to be a city of canals. Most of the canals are now hidden underneath the city.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Worth a detour if your in Bolonga but very easy to miss, it looks like a painting.its probably because the window is in the shade but the view is in the sun. Quite stunning actually.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a channel that runs through the medieval city. There's nothing interesting here, but you can look at it if you are nearby.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A strange window and a bridge view to one of the only remaining canals that once supplied water and traffic to Bologna. Worth a few minutes of your precious time to see and understand what was Bologna like in ancient times.

Date of experience: March 2018
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