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PIAZZA MAGGIORE: the heart of the city! We'll discuss Giambologna’s work: The beautiful fountain, dedicated to Neptune XVI°C. Close by is the PALAZZO DEL COMUNE (city hall).Antidotes and stories brings this beautiful palazzo to life.

 Inside, beyond the courtyard, lies a grand staircase built for horses to ride into the Cappella Farnese. Next door is SALA BORSA: Inside beneath the glass floor, you can discover one of Bologna's archaeological sites, once home to the Etruscans.

PALAZZO RE ENZO (King Enzo's Palace), reveals the legends of king Enzo, son of emperor Frederick II, who was defeated and kept prisoner here till his death in 1272. SAN PETRONIO church is defined the latest monument of the Gotico in Europe but the facade remained unfinished…

Why? I will tell you the history of that building, dream and pride of the citizens… The sundial on the floor is also worth seeing. The ARCHIGINNASIO, was built in 1563.The walls inside are covered with thousands of coats of arms and you will seat in the Teatro Anatomico dated 1637, decorated with wooden skinless statues.

Beyond these splendid buildings you'll find a maze of alleys always full of people looking for the typical products of Bolognese cuisine. Bologna is known as "La Grassa", the fat, where you can find parmigiano, prosciutto, fruit and vegetables of many colors.

The visit will finish under TWO LEANING TOWERS. The Asinelli tower reaches 97.20 m and the Garisenda tower leans 3.22 m. These towers are Bologna's signature symbols ( for more details see the specific itinerary).


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