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La Piccola Venezia

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Address: Via Piella, 40100 Bologna, Italy
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A surprise in the middle of the city

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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

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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.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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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!

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

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