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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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The only visible canal left in Bologna.

Built several kilometeres from the river , Bologna was originally fed by many canals which brought water and transport to the town. Most have been built on over the years and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
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MIlton Keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not go out of my way to see this but interesting if you are in the area.Not far off the main central areas.

Thank cycleplus1
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved tis and had to google map it to see where to go but good old Google took us right there and we had walked very near this so often without realising it was right there! We loved this little window and be careful on the google map when you click on the icon it says Saturday the attraction... More 

Thank Wendywoo1603
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built several kilometeres from the river , Bologna was originally fed by many canals which brought water and transport to the town. Most have been built on over the years and still exist but are underground. This is the only one left and is viewable from the Via Pielli. Bizarrely this is often advertised as being visible from a small... More 

Thank wasjet
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When people in Bologna tell you that you have to see the window on the canal, you're wondering if they're pulling your leg. They're not. There is actually a little window, in a wall, on a street, opening on a canal. It's really charming, and well worth the 5 minutes of your time as it's really close to all the... More 

Thank Bruno B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Basically this is a couple of small windows where you can see a small canal running through the centre of the city with house and businesses backing right on to it . They call it Little Venice and you can see the comparison . Nice little view but you will only need a few minutes there . Worth a look... More 

Thank Dachopfather
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

La Piccola Venezia is a little bit of Venice in Bologna. It is the remained canals which used to lead to Venice. The canals made the city a great commercial centre.

Thank Frankie_from_thecity
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Ok, it is not a big canal and it is not Venice. But it is only a 10 minutes walk from whenever you may be in Bologna so, just go there and see it... It worths the 5 minutes of your time!

Thank spirospap
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This attraction was a bit low on my list of must-sees, but since I noticed it was near my hotel, I thought I'd give it a look on my way back late in the afternoon. It's a stretch to call it "Little Venice" (Venetians would probably have a good laugh!), but this canal running at right angles to the small... More 

Thank Kirk M
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Worth a look if near by , standing on the road looking sideways through a gap in the houses you realise you are on a bridge , you will see 200m of canal , that's it , no start no end . weird !

Thank roadsideshop
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

There is a small side road in Bologna that has a window overlooking a small side road in Venice. This attraction is small and non-interactive, but the place is truly lovable. Nighttime presents a different type of atmosphere.

Thank Moejeff

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