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Palazzo Comunale

Piazza Maggiore 6, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 203111
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Interesting building, interesting musee.

Entrance in to the building is free and you can explore several rooms but much of it is offlimits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lyn&MarkfromOz
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Melbourne, Australia
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Seems really nice

Located at the main square, the building, from what I understand, is a town hall. I didn't have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ravalus
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Piazza Maggiore 6, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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"art collection"
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"interesting building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entrance in to the building is free and you can explore several rooms but much of it is offlimits as it is a working town hall. There is a fee for the gallery but it was free with our museum pass. Quite a good collection...More

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the main square, the building, from what I understand, is a town hall. I didn't have time to go in during my March visit, but the exterior is really fine and from what I have seen in the brochure, the interior may be...More

Thank Ravalus
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Calm, pleasant, with a great atmosphere... felt very safe and we enjoyed all our nights in and around it, including the film festival ... free films outdoors for 6 weeks !

Thank marmite428
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

A pretty building but make sure you go in to see the wide staircase where horses with chariots could get up to the upper floor in the past. It is now some kind of museum.

Thank gweeboonhiah
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Another great tourist site in Bologna - well worth a visit and to go inside the huge cathedral that looks 'unfinished' on the outside - half marble and the remained in bricks - supposedly so as not to outshine the Vatican in Rome. Very impressive...More

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A very interesting building. A fascinating story about the statue on the outside which has been various people over a period of time.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

You can't really miss this building as it towers over the Piazza Maggiore with the bronze statue of Pope Gregory XIII above the main portal of the palace. When you wander through the arches (on the left side of the facade) and into the central...More

Thank CalBristol
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting building, free art exhibition was inside. Loved the internal staircase. Beautiful building

Thank deebeeLincsUk
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Only knowing that this was the municipal building we just wandered in and looked around. I especially liked seeing the council chambers and how modern design, lighting and sound systems were integrated into the ancient environment. We missed the museum part as we had already...More

1  Thank Harold J
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Palazzo was the town hall and before that was for several centuries where the Cardinal Legates lived while they ran Bologna on behalf of the Pope. The art collection is in their Winter Apartment so it gives an idea of the style they lived...More

1  Thank AJJS1
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