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Palazzo Comunale

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Address: Piazza Maggiore 6, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 203111
08:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 08:30 - 18:00
Fri 08:00 - 14:00

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Very nice place to visit

Very nice place to visit. I recommend minimum of 2 days to visit Bologna. It's very nice to walk in the old part of the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice place to visit. I recommend minimum of 2 days to visit Bologna. It's very nice to walk in the old part of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like a tardis the art gallery you pay for is large - a lot of rooms and great views over the piazza. A lot of really good paintings and plenty of room to move as I dont think many think to visit. You feel part of the old Bologna here . There is a lift and grand steep wide staircase... More 

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Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

From the centre of the Piazza, one can sight many of Bologna's historic buildings and attractions, such as the Library, Neptune, and others!

Thank Ramesh27
Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A large and very unusual collection of pictures and furniture. Great views from many of the windows, the garden room is particularly restful.

Thank Dealight
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering around about thirty different chocolate stalls. Free tasting and plenty to feed the eye as well as the tummy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

For us, this was the single most enjoyable art collection that we saw in Bologna. Some very interesting pictures displayed in beautiful rooms.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Bologna has no stately homes so this is one of the very few non-religious buildings with an impressive and colourful interior. Entry is free so it's well worth of visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The outside is worth viewing but nothing inside to see. Very disappointing actually as it looks as if it should be spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

There is no charge to visit the public rooms of this civic building. The courtyard is a quiet haven from the bustle of the main square. You can visit 4 or 5 rooms on first and second floor which are impressively decorated. It is not obvious where you should go but we just asked at reception on first floor. There... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Palazzo Comunale today and was amazed by the treasures inside. Has expected a pleasant short visit, but we were there for 2 hours, great value for our euro5. The 'council' room is beautiful and the staircase 'ramps' a treat, but we were not expecting the huge, high quality art collection and the stunning room full of 'heraldic shields'. Visit... More 

Thank James R

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