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Walking in the "T" area: Via Indipendenza

The T Days are a unique chance to rediscover an important part of the historical centre of Bologna. 

This part of town, the heart of the city, can be finally enjoyed without the stress of everyday life.

Bolognawelcome.it invites you to look up, to dwell on details so far ignored or not fully captured.

This can be easily offered on a walk or bike ride and can be achieved with the exceptional contribution of a historical guide of the Tourism Sector of Bologna Municipality, Giorgia Zabbini, who has developed three specific routes exactly along  the streets of T -Area: Via Indipendenza, Via Ugo Bassi, Via Rizzoli. 

You can also download the itinerary for free. 

Here is the itinerary along VIA INDIPENDENZA

Via Indipendenza

Via Indipendenza

Via Indipendenza is the main street of Bologna. Now via Indipendenza is the heart of the shopping area

Palazzo del Monte di Pietà - Palace of the Pawnshop

Palazzo del Monte di Pietà - Palace of the Pawnshop

At first, the XV century building used to house  the canons of the nearby Cattedrale di San Pietro. In the XVI century, the pawnshop of St. Peter was there established (the Pawnshop was a non-profit financial institution loaning limited amounts of money in exchange for pledges).

Canton de' Fiori - Flowers' Corner

Canton de' Fiori - Flowers' Corner

Charming stretch of street which currently houses the homonymous bar, it derives its name from the presence of some florists’. In the back of one of these, in November 1794, two university students - Luigi Zamboni (from Bologna) and Giovanni Battista De Rolandis (from Asti) – prepared an attempted insurrection against the papal government, soon failed.

Palazzina Majani - Majani Little Palace

Palazzina Majani - Majani Little Palace

It was created in the art nouveau style by Augusto Sezanne  in the beginning of the XIXth century as seat of the café and chocolate shop of the Majani factory.