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Architecture and Monuments

Historical buildings and streets

Palazzo Bocchi

Palazzo Bocchi

This building owned by Achille Bocchi (1488 – 1562) of Bologna, a humanist writer, was opened in 1546 after a project by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola and soon became the seat of his Hermatena Academy.

Palazzo Dal Monte Gaudenzi

Palazzo Dal Monte Gaudenzi

Built in 1529 by Andrea da Formigine for Panfilio Dal Monte, the building boasts a sophisticate Renaissance Bologna style with its elegant loggia, Doric columns, porticoes, plaster decorations and works of art by Gaetano Gandolfi and Serafino Barozzi.

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.

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.