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Architecture and Monuments

Industrial archaeology

Furnaces, mills and workshops. What grabs your eye when you see these buildings scattered around the city? What crafts and products do they bring to mind - bread, mechanical products, other? Bologna's beauty also lies in the economic and productive history found in these buildings. They still speak to us due to both their architecture and their reuse as urban spaces for hosting activities and events.

 

 

Cineteca di Bologna - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi

Cineteca di Bologna - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi

Cineteca di Bologna is located in the ex-Manifattura Tabacchi. Most of the activities offered by the Cineteca take place in Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini, the area where the municipal slaughterhouse used to be, thus creating a kind of audiovisual “cittadella” (a little city).

Manifattura delle Arti

Manifattura delle Arti

Manifattura delle Arti (Arts Factory) covers an area of 100,000 square m. It was the city's port between the Renaissance and the 19th century, and with its canals, it was also the mercantile and manufacturing heart of Bologna's economy until the end of the 17th century.

Salara

Salara

This building, known as Salara (the word “Salara” refers to the salt stored in the building in ancient times) was built at the end of the XVIII century and was originally used as a salt warehouse.

Ex Filanda - Casa della Pace

Ex Filanda - Casa della Pace

In 1851 a group of nobles and rich bourgeois from Bologna, including the Minister Marco Minghetti and the Count Zucchini, decided to establish a large modern factory for the processing of hemp in Casalecchio di Reno, in the locality of Canonica, incorporating existing buildings that were once paper factories, oil refineries, etc.

Cati Mill

Cati Mill

Powered by the Limentra River, it includes several buildings that show what rural life was like centuries ago