Bologna, Via dell'Indipendenza


What to see :

Walking down Via Indipendenza, it only takes 10 minutes to reach PIAZZA MAGGIORE and its breath-taking San Petronio cathedral, the emblematic Nettuno Fountain, Accursio Palace and the Podestà palace, among the city's main historical attractions.

Leaving Piazza Maggiore, on the left you will also find the famous “QUADRILATERO”, the old medieval market, nowadays adapted to gastronomic shopping streets: this is the ideal place where to find all the specialties of Bologna’s traditional gastronomy.

Just outside the “Quadrilatero”, you will immediately see the emblematic TWO TOWERS. The tallest one, “Torre deli Asinelli”, is almost 100m tall and open for visits: 498 steps separate visitors from the top of the tower, where they can enjoy a 360 degrees scenic view of the whole city.


        Among the other touristic attractions worth visiting in Bologna you can find:

  • Archiginnasio’s Library: an historical building that was once the main palace of the world-wide known Bologna University.
  • Santo Stefano’s Church: one of the main attractions in the city, as it consists of seven different churches embedded one inside the other. This allows the visitor to enjoy an unforgivable experience, appreciating different architectural styles from the middle age.
  • Santa Maria della Vita’s Church, the site of Niccolò dell’Arca’s famous sculpture “Il compianto del Cristo Morto”
  • The National Gallery (Pinacoteca Nazionale)
  • San Luca’s Sanctuary, located on the hills in the south of Bologna. The famous Colle della Guarda is also reachable by foot from the house, walking underneath 4km of the emblematic covered streets of Bologna, the so-called “PORTICI”.