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La Piccola Venezia

Neighborhood: San Vitale
As featured in 3 Days in Bologna and 1 other guide
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Address: Via Piella, 40100 Bologna, Italy
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Really la piccola

If you have seen Venice, you understand that it isn't equal. But it is interesting to see a river in window on Via Piella street...

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vladimir C

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have seen Venice, you understand that it isn't equal. But it is interesting to see a river in window on Via Piella street...

Thank Vladimir C
Belgrade, Serbia
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158 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Aleksandar S
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

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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600 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

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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66 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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2,463 reviews
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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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121 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Michal B

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