RID Palazzo Podesta e Re Enzo - Bologna

Palazzo del Podestà

Eleonora Ferrante
Work began on this building in 1201. In the middle ages it was the residence of the Podestà, the most important figure of authority in the town. In 1484 Giovanni II Bentivoglio, the ruler…
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Via Zamboni, the Oratory of St. Cecilia and the Teatro Comunale

Eleonora Ferrante
Via Luigi Zamboni, named in honour of the 18th century Italian patriot, is one of the historic streets of the city centre. It leads from under the Two Towers to the University quarter and…
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Palazzo Re Enzo

Eleonora Ferrante
This building was begun in 1245 as an extension of the town’s administrative buildings and was called the new Palace – “Palatium Novum”. However on 26 May 1249 an important historical event changed its…
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The International Music Museum and Library in Bologna: a World Heritage Site

Sofya Yunusova
Wandering through the centre of Bologna, it is impossible not to be captivated by the refined columns, medallions and archways of the portico of Santa Maria dei Servi in Strada Maggiore or to take…
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The “Studio Bolognese”

Eleonora Ferrante
The law school in Bologna owes its existence to the work of jurists, chroniclers, poets and men of culture coming from all over Italy and afterwards from all over Europe. They made it “the…
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Brief history of Bologna

Eleonora Ferrante
Of all of the legends which surround the mythical origins of the city of Bologna perhaps the one that comes closest to the truth concerns King Felsino,  an Etruscan prince who  occupied the whole…
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Saint Michael’s in the Woods

Eleonora Ferrante
The complex of Saint Michael ’s in the Woods has very ancient origins (there has probably been a community on this site since the fourth century), and it takes its name from the thick woods that…
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St Peter’s Cathedral

Eleonora Ferrante
According to the oldest sources, the Cathedral of St Peter’s, the residence of the Archbishop, was commissioned by the town council in the year 910. Over the centuries it has undergone much rebuilding and…
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