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Walking in the "T" area: Via Rizzoli

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 RIZZOLI.

Via Rizzoli

Via Rizzoli

The cafés, banks and shops of Via Rizzoli are  the contemporary image of the street that two thousand years ago was already present with  the name of Via Aemilia.

Ronzani Palace

Ronzani Palace

Ronzani Palace was built during the first decade of the XXth century by Gualtiero Pontoni as part of some sophisticated buildings raised between the two centuries. These buildings were designed on the basis of a city plan whose main purpose was to value the importance of the Garisendi and the Asinelli Towers as symbols of Bologna.

Palace of the Generali Insurances

Palace of the Generali Insurances

The palace was planned by L.Repossi in the beginning of XXth century. Under the portico, there is a narrow space which, until recently, housed a store embellished by the design of Enrico De Angeli (brass, plexiglass, chroming) according to the  aesthetic researches of the fifties.

Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli

Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli

The two towers Garisenda and Asinelli are the traditional symbol of Bologna, strategically standing where the old Aemilian way entered the town. In the late 12th century, at least one hundred towers dotted the town's skyline, but today only twenty have survived the ravages of fire, warfare and lightning.

Palace of the Unicredit Bank and Acquaderni Arcade

Palace of the Unicredit Bank and Acquaderni Arcade

The palace was planned by E.Collamarini in the first years of the XXth century. Contemporaneously, the Acquaderni Arcade was opened  under the palace, in the same place of the ancient church of Saint Giobbe.

House of the Spanish College

House of the Spanish College

The Palace, which has a simple, severe style, was planned by  A. M. Laghi (XVIIIth century). In the façade, the coat of arms of Ferdinand VI King of Spain (1751) is placed.

Barilli House

Barilli House

Casa Barilli was designed by Leonida Bertolazzi between 1906-1907 and it was one of the first “shopping centres” in Bologna. It is a four-floor palace whose decorations make reference to the Vienna Secession: short arches, tall pilasters, iron railings and several windows.