Bologne - Basilique San Petronio Cathedral

San Petronio Basilica

Bologna Emilia-Romagna

San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio in Italian) on the Piazza Maggiore, is the main church of Bologna. It is dedicated to Saint Petronius, in the fifth century bishop and patron saint of the city. Following a council decree of 1388, the first stone of construction was laid June 7, 1390.

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Bologne - Tour des Asinelli Tower - Bologna

Towers of Asinelli and Garisenda

Bologna Emilia-Romagna

The Towers of Bologna, medieval structures with military and noble functions, are one of the most characteristic traits of Bologna. Between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries the number of towers erected in the city was very large: there were up to 100 towers. Today there are 24 survivors, the two most famous towers are: Tower […]

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Bologne - Fontaine de Neptune - Nettuno Fountain

Fountain and statue of Neptune

Bologna Emilia-Romagna

The famous Neptune fountain (Statua del Nettuno in Italian) is in the Central Square of Bologna. It was commissioned by Cardinal Carlo Borromeo of Bologna in 1565 to symbolize the government of the newly elected pope, the maternal uncle of Borromeo, Pius IV. Designed by the architect Tommaso Laureti of Palermo, the fountain has 90 […]

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