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Bologna is officially the "City of Porticoes" following its nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as announced on 28 July 2021 directly from Fuzhou in China. The inscription is a new recognition by UNESCO for the city of Bologna, which had already been declared Creative City of Music in 2006.

For ten centuries now, Bologna's porticoes have been playing a leading role in the city's hospitality and good living. Originally conceived as covered spaces of private property but nowadays used by the public, the porticoes are a symbol of sustainability and contemporaneity, still recognised by the people of Bologna and by visitors as identifying elements of the city.

Which Porticoes are concerned? 

    The Unesco list includes:

                                • Piazza Santo Stefano
                                • Via Zamboni
                                • Strada Maggiore
                                • The MAMbo portico building
                                • Piazza Cavour and Via Farini
                                • Porticoes of San Luca
                                • The Pavaglione and Piazza Maggiore
                                • Via Santa Caterina
                                • The porticoed building in the Barca district
                                • The Certosa portico,
                                • Baraccano Theatre porticoes
                                • via Galliera 

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