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La Piccola Venezia

Neighborhood: San Vitale
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Address: Via Piella, 40100 Bologna, Italy

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As I think the Bolognese people use to call this attraction Little Venice, a culvert that crosses the city. I saw this attraction almost casually, having lunch in the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Tortona, Italy

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As I think the Bolognese people use to call this attraction Little Venice, a culvert that crosses the city. I saw this attraction almost casually, having lunch in the restaurant next to this channel, when the restaurant's bathroom, I realized what it was, I decided to take pictures and enjoy this little corner of the city, very similar to one... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

You don´t expect to find such a canal in the city center of Bologna and there is. It´s a small one, actually only one short street, so definitely far away from what you could see in Venice. However it worths visiting, it´s one of the last reflections of times when Bologna had more canals of this kind.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did see this on our map of things to do but didn't know that we would end up going by this but we did. So glad we did. If you are looking for it, watch for it because you could miss it! Amazing to know that Bologna was once built on canals such as Venice was.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Found this spot by accident. It's a small and cute canal, but don't go out of your way looking for it. If you really want to see canals, there's only one place, and it's further north.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Little Venice? Not really! It is a small river that cross an area of the city with some houses outlooking at it.

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Aurora, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

With no water in the canal it wasn't worth the effort to even turn my head . Don't know what the problem was but it did look to be in a horrible condition .

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Tirana, Albania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I don’t know if this is an attraction. Any way for me is just a canal mostly with dirty water. Suddenly I walked near to the window and remembered kind of ration in trip advisor. Curious I went to see the "attraction" on the other site from the bridge... At that day I miss traveling to Venezia as I decided... More 

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Claremont, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Bologna once had a number of canals. Today, on Via Piella, you can still view one of the canals. On one side of the street, the only view is through a small window in the wall. On the other side of the street, however, there is a clear view of canal. When we were there, the canal was full of... More 

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Address: Via Piella, 40100 Bologna, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale

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