Via Zamboni is a historic road situated in the centre of Bologna. It's about 1 km long and it leads from the Two Towers to Porta San Donato, running through the whole university area.
Along this road and in the immediate surroundings there are some of the most important places of art and culture in town such as Palazzo Malvezzi de' Medici, which now houses the offices of the Metropolitan City of Bologna, Palazzo Magnani, the G.B. Martini Conservatory of Music, the Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore with the attached Oratory of Santa Cecilia, the Teatro Comunale, together with Palazzo Poggi and the other historic seats of Bologna University.
Via Zamboni is the most popular road for University students in Bologna and is named after Luigi Zamboni, an 18th century Italian patriot, student at Bologna University and founder of the Italian tricolour.