Palazzo del Podesta, Bologna

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  • Well building located In one of the main squares of Bologna. Contributes to a very impressive place and equally important. The Arengo tower which stands on the square. We have not visited the interiors but worth a look
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  • Monument built during the 13th century and is located in Piazza Maggiore. Has a nice architecture and worth the visit.
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  • Fun playing wireless phone! Under the Bell Tower, stand at either end of the diagonals and talk with each remaining facing the wall. Will surprise you hear how clearly you communicate among yourselves.
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  • A beautiful square composed by many wonderful gothic buildings!!!
  • Yes, one of those places with pillars where you can whisper in one corner and it will be heard at one on the opposite side... Place with lots of history.
  • Nice place to chill
  • Lovely building
  • The stately Palazzo del Podestà in piazza Maggiore, the Basilica of San Petronio. It was the first seat of City Government exercised by Podesta and its judges and officers. From the very beginning had a Bell Tower called dell'arengo to gather the citizens in case of extraordinary events (meetings, wars, etc.). Originally supposed to but be a wooden construction was replaced in 1259 by today's quadrangular Tower in brick created by Alberto di San Pietro. The four corner pillars holding up the Tower form a vault said ' Voltone del Podestà where in 1525 were placed the terracotta statues of the patron saints of the city shaped by Alfonso Lombardi: St. Petronius, Saint Proculus, s. Domenico and s. Francis.
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