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La Piccola Venezia

Via Piella, 40100 Bologna, Italy (San Vitale)
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Ranked #50 of 136 Attractions in Bologna
Type: Neighborhoods
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Bari, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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258 reviews 258 reviews
118 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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44 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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