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Palazzo Comunale

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Beautiful art exhibition

I was very impressed by the style and the architecture of the Palazzo Comunale, beautiful on the... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Lovely Palace!

Palazzo d'Accursio (or Palazzo Comunale) is located on the Piazza Maggiore. Most visitors skip... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
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Piazza Maggiore 6, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
+39 051 203111
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Palazzo d'Accursio (this is its real name) is one of the symbols of Bologna. The stairs, the big halls (look for Sala Farnese) and frescos and wooden ceilings, the inner courtyard, the view of the town from the first and second floor, the huge pic...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 February 2015

The palazzo was lovely with streets full of great shops and little eateries leading off the main square. Sadly the art gallery is closed on a Monday so we did not see that bit. Also things might be closed in the afternoon so beware the...More

2  Thank Tony130258
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

I was very impressed by the style and the architecture of the Palazzo Comunale, beautiful on the outside and surprising on the inside. The painted ceilings, the wide staircase, where the carriages would ascend and the internal courtyard were some of the favorites.

Thank Madeline_K
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Palazzo d'Accursio (or Palazzo Comunale) is located on the Piazza Maggiore. Most visitors skip this one and so miss an important piece of the history of Bologna, as this building has been the seat of the city’s political power since the Middle Ages. The palace...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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

1  Thank Navigator810322
Reviewed 10 April 2018 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
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
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 tinkle_24
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 SallyB629
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
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
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

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

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