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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

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.

address: Via Francesco Rizzoli - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4

Palazzo Ronzani

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.

address: Via Francesco Rizzoli, 1 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4

Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali

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.

address: Via Francesco Rizzoli, 7 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4

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.

address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 website: www.duetorribologna.com opening hours: TORRE DEGLI ASINELLI From 1 March to 5 November 09:30am – 7:30pm Timeslots: 09:30; 10:15; 11:00; 11:45; 12:30pm; 01:15pm; 02:00pm; 02:45 pm; 03:30 pm; 04:15 pm; 05:00pm; 05:45pm; 06:30pm From 6 November to 28 February 09:30am – 5:45pm Timeslots: 09:30; 10:15; 11:00; 11:45; 12:30pm; 01:15pm; 02:00pm; 02:45 pm; 03:30 pm; 04:15 pm; 05:00pm TORRE GARISENDA: not accessible entrance:

TORRE DEGLI ASINELLI

  • Free admission: Bologna Welcome Card PLUS and Card EASY holders and guides with a group of minimum 20 people; disabled people and helper
  • Full price: € 5.00 per person
  • Reduced: € 3.00 (under 12 and over 65; school trips; university students; groups of minimum 20 people; Card Musei Metropolitani holders)

Palazzo Unicredit e Galleria Acquaderni

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.

address: Via Francesco Rizzoli, 34 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4

Casa del Collegio di Spagna

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.

address: Via Francesco Rizzoli, 28 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 email: segreteria@realecollegiospagna.it

Casa Barilli

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.

address: Via Francesco Rizzoli, 16 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4