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La Piccola Venezia

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Address: Via Piella, 40100 Bologna, Italy
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Nice little hidden gem

Very strange spectacle, worth seeing. Truth be told, it's nothing special, but the surprise of the sight is what makes it worth your time. Also, nice architecture of surrounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aleksandar S
Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very strange spectacle, worth seeing. Truth be told, it's nothing special, but the surprise of the sight is what makes it worth your time. Also, nice architecture of surrounding buildings... If you have time, don't miss it.

Thank Aleksandar S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The hidden canals of Bologna In days gone by Bologna, like many other European cities, had a network of canals. Most of the waterways were covered over in the 1950s and 60s to make way for new car parks and buildings but there are a couple of places where they are still open to sunlight in modern Bologna. One such... More 

2 Thank Shoegal13814
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

There's not much to see but it's worth stopping for a look when you walk by. A little canal running through the city that you don't expect. The name 'little Venice' sets it up to fail. You'd expect a lot more from the name when there isn't really much to see. It's pretty nonetheless.

Thank KateLondon_9
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Its just a water canal running across the city. You can spend sometime for a picture and you can have your food nearby restaurants

Thank MohamedIsmail_INDIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not very easy to find and there is only one waterway but it is lovely and takes you back to when all the shops and tradesmen relied on a series of canals to transport their goods

1 Thank Anna L
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Possibly one of the lesser attractions to see in Bologna, blink and you will certainly miss it, as it's only about one block of houses long.

Thank KandJR
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely little surprise in a very unexpected street lane off the busy main high street! Well worth the visit even for a 15min break from shipping!

Thank ReadingClimb
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 

2 Thank Magellano81
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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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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