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Walking in the "T" area: Via Ugo Bassi

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 UGO BASSI.

Via Ugo Bassi

Via Ugo Bassi

Together with Via Rizzoli, Via Ugo Bassi occupies a portion of the ancient Roman main road ax, namely the urban stretch running in the direction west-east of the Via Emilia (189 BC).

Fontana Vecchia

Fontana Vecchia

Leaned against the imposing façade of the Palazzo d’Accursio (Town Hall), the fountain was designed by the architect Tommaso Laureti from Palermo, the same author of the Fontana di Nettuno - Fountain of Neptune (sixteenth century).

Palazzo Ghisilieri

Palazzo Ghisilieri

On the façade of the Palace, a plaque recalls that there stood the jurist Rolandino de’ Romanzi’s medieval houses, whose pyramidal ark is located in the nearby Piazza Malpighi.

Albergo del Pellegrino

Albergo del Pellegrino

A plaque, located on the façade of the present building (the original plaque of 1886 is kept inside the door) recalls the presence here of the Hotel del Pellegrino from 1500 to 1930.

Mercato delle Erbe

Mercato delle Erbe

It is the largest covered market in the historical city center, where it is possible to buy fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, wine, and much more, In 2014 some areas of the market were transformed into a food court.